Next July ride 1,200 km from Copenhagen to Paris over seven days with more than a thousand other cyclists as part of Team Rynkeby.
Every year teams of cyclists and support riders give up their time and work hard at raising funds for their local kids’ cancer charity as a demonstration of their commitment to this cause and to encourage others to contribute in whatever way they can.
Bjarne Kragh, originally a proud Dane and now a proud Aussie as well, lobbied for years to have an Australian team included in Team Rynkeby. His hard work paid off after participating in the ride in July 2013 when he was approved as Team Captain of Team Rynkeby - Canberra for 2014. It's the first group from Australia to join in this fantastic international project. The team will comprise of up to 35 riders and 6 support team members and will support The Kid's Cancer Project who are Fitz's Challenge beneficial charity.
Bjarne says ‘It was an amazing experience being part of Team Rynkeby - Ringe [the town team he rode with] riding through Europe with an enthusiastic bunch of riders, seeing the beautiful scenery and feeling the pain of riding 200km a day. At the same time knowing that the pain and beauty was going to a good cause. Looking for a cure for children’s cancer, made this an unforgettable European summer’.
View a video about the ride.
If you are interested in joining Team Rynkeby - Canberra for 2014, the doors close 30 September 2013. For more information call Bjarne on 0414 666 310.