- 8 Dec 2021 8:13 AM
"What motivates us is the fact that we can ride a few hundred kilometers on a motorbike without a goal, but if we are also useful, that's something else. We really like riding our bikes, even in the coldest weather we prefer to ride rather than drive. That's why we took on this challenge," Budapest volunteer Peter Egresi told CGTN Europe.
"At the peak of the COVID epidemic, in the spring of 2021, that's when we drove the most. We drove a lot of plasma," Zsolt Sarvari, a co-founder of the group explained.
While the volunteers give up their time, tires, fuel and other running costs add up to more than $60,000 a year and are likely to keep growing with demand. That demand is expected to increase particularly as wide-spread COVID-19 hospitalizations continue.