Team Rynkeby documentary shown on national television in Denmark in the autumn 2016.
TR Press UK - 23-08-2017
Team Rynkeby sets new applicant record
A record number of recreational cyclists have applied to be a part of next year’s Team Rynkeby. The record tally became official this past weekend at the application deadline to join next year’s Team Rynkeby trip to Paris.
A total of 3,200 people have applied to be part of the Team Rynkeby charity cycling team that will be cycling to Paris next summer to raise money for seriously ill children.
This represents the largest ever pool of applicants for Team Rynkeby, exceeding the previous year’s application count by more than 10 percent.
“It’s incredibly positive for the project that we continue to build interest, even now in our 17th year. The project is continuously evolving and our local teams are good at engaging with their communities – our core idea of doing something good for yourself while also doing something good for others continues to prove highly appealing to many, many people,” says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
1,900 cyclists to be admitted
Despite an expansion this summer from 44 to 48 local teams in six countries, Team Rynkeby’s team director says that there will not be room for all applicants.
“We expect to have room for about 1,900 cyclists in the coming season, so in some areas we will have to disappoint many applicants, while in other areas we could actually use a few more applicants,” says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application on 5 September. All 48 teams will be finalised before 1 October, at which time the season will begin.
“The new participants have some hectic months ahead, where our first and foremost task will be engaging with a lot of potential sponsors – and we will also quickly start recruiting schools for the Team Rynkeby School Run, which will be held at schools throughout the Nordic region on the Friday before the Easter holiday. These are two of the major activities that all of our new participants will be engaged in this autumn,” says Carl Erik Dalbøge.
Team Rynkeby’s trip to Paris will be held next year from 30 June to 7 July 2018.