For the second year in a row, citizenMovement organised a cycling fundraising event where anyone can participate. In 2018, we cycled from London to Paris.
Between June 27 and 30, 2019, we biked from Paris to Rotterdam to raise funds for citizenMovement. The event was a great success! All funds raised are going to our charity partner World Bicycle Relief, and our goal for 2019 is to fund 2,500 bicycles for young students in rural Sub-Saharan African communities.
We were proud to have the former Dutch professional road racing cyclist Steven Rooks as our team leader for the second year in a row. In the 1988 Tour de France, Rooks finished second and won a finish on L’Alpe d’Huez. He won the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification and the Présence Classification.
In my experience, multi-day events offer far more than just increased mileage; they offer a chance to push our boundaries whilst simplifying things and engaging with people in a meaningful way – freeing us from the distractions of our busy lives, and just maybe, these events allow us the modern-day opportunity to “go into the woods and live deliberately”.
You can still donate to our great cause! All funds will be destined to our charity partner World Bicycle Relief, and our goal for 2019 is to fund 2,500 bicycles for young students in rural Sub-Saharan African communities.
A bicycle means better attendance, improved academic performance, and a higher chance of staying in school. What took hours on foot can now be completed in minutes, thanks to WBR.