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“We started from scratch – but we’re always learning something new”Ahead of this season, the Team Rynkeby Foundation established its first team in Germany. The learning curve has been steep for Team Rynkeby – hohes C Nieder-Olm, but after just three days in the saddle everything is coming together.
Hanna survived the cancer – “A maximum dose was my only chance to survive.”At the age of four, Hanna Falk was diagnosed with leukaemia. Fifteen years later, after spending many hours inside a hospital, she was told she was cancer-free. “I found out afterwards that I came so close to dying,” says Hanna, who is participating with TRGM Linköping for the first time.
Jette’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer at age 14 – now Jette is cycling to Paris with her son-in-law to help other children with critical illnessesJette Haugaard and Kasper Mikkelsen are mother and son-in-law. They’re united on Team Rynkeby for a very special reason.
"No parent should have to watch their child die""The more parents who won't have to experience their child dying, the better". That's how Roger Bäcklund describes his involvement in the team and why this project is so close to his heart. Six years ago to the day, on the same day as the start of Tour de Paris, Roger's daughter passed away from skin cancer.
Jette and her team slave from morning till night – with an amazing sense of communityJette Kaastrup Christensen has been part of Team Rynkeby Ringe’s service team for eight years now. And even though she slaves from morning till night, she can’t imagine summer without the Tour de Paris.
The team gave Annica back the joy to liveAnnica Liljekvist’s life took an unexpected turn in November of 2017. The lump she had noticed in her breast turned out to be an aggressive type of breast cancer. After going through tough treatments for several months, she was finally done. Only one month after her last treatment, Annica submitted an application to participate in the Team Rynkeby project. “I don't think rest of the team realise how much they mean to me,” she says.
Team Rynkeby became Arild’s therapy when he lost his 6-year-old son to cancerArild Østbø lost his 6-year-old son to cancer in 2012. Shortly afterward, he became involved in establishing Team Rynkeby in Norway. It became his way of dealing with his sorrow.
“It is not humane to be so young and know that you are going to die.”Tour de Paris 2019 has officially started, as a total of 54 teams from seven different countries began their journey towards the French capital. Eyes filled with tears and emotions ran high as the team made their first stop at the Children and Youth Hospital in Lund, where they visited children currently fighting for their lives.
“It means a lot to have the chance to say thanks”Betina Vedsted cycled the first three kilometres of Team Rynkeby’s ride to Paris together with her son Jacob, who has been through a long and difficult treatment for cancer.
Record number of Team Rynkeby cyclists start the tour in Copenhagen550 cyclists from 12 different teams departed as a group in Copenhagen today as Team Rynkeby began its 18th Tour de Paris.
How Team Rynkeby begins the ride to Paris - see times and placesTeam Rynkeby’s 54 teams will begin the ride to Paris in 47 events in 41 cities in 6 countries over 7 different days. Get the full overview here.
Follow the trip to Paris minute by minuteYou can follow Team Rynkeby’s trip to Paris minute by minute. With the help of the Swedish GPS company, Axtech AB, we’re live tracking Team Rynkeby for the entire trip to Paris online.
Team Rynkeby is getting ready for a big blowout in Paris – see the time and placeThousands of people are expected to head to Paris to welcome Team Rynkeby when the charity cycling team arrives in the French capital on 6 July 2019.
Cyclists must become better at complying with road safety lawsThere will be no peace between motorists and cyclists until cyclists learn to comply with road safety laws. That’s the message from Team Rynkeby Foundation CEO Carl Erik Dalbøge.
The Girl with the Cold was Actually Fatally IllNanna Kjær Markussen was always the girl with the cold in kindergarten. She was more ill than the other children, and in the schoolyard she always found it hard to keep up. Not until she was 12 years old did the doctors discover why.
Team Rynkeby is dropping the physical Tour de Paris – will instead focus on virtual cyclingTeam Rynkeby’s annual cycling trip to Paris will be virtual starting in 2021. This is in order to bring the charity cycling team to a larger and more global target group.
A quarter of a million children will participate in the Team Rynkeby School RunNearly a quarter of a million schoolchildren will take part when Team Rynkeby Foundation holds the annual “Team Rynkeby School Run” for the benefit of critically ill children.
Team Rynkeby gets a record number of sponsors on the cycling wearThis year, 1,342 companies are getting their logo on Team Rynkeby’s cycling wear. It is the highest number of clothing sponsors ever.
The deadline is drawing nearer: 1,100 companies have now signed a clothing sponsorship agreement with Team Rynkeby.Team Rynkeby Foundation has entered the new year with a renewed belief that it is possible to set new fundraising records yet again this year. But we’ll have to work hard up until the deadline on 18 January 2019.
Team Rynkeby begins taking orders for original team wearTeam Rynkeby’s characteristic yellow cycling wear has undergone a striking makeover prior to the upcoming cycling season. Team Rynkeby’s official 2018 team wear is now available in Team Rynkeby’s webshop.
Team Rynkeby Foundation director: We will simply have to work even harder to reach our targets.A failed IT project has resulted in a less than auspicious start to the 2019 season for the Team Rynkeby Foundation. The IT challenges have effectively delayed the Team Rynkeby collection work by six weeks.
Bianchi will deliver the bicycles earlier than expected – the first one has just arrivedSince the charity bike team’s Italian bicycle supplier has delivered the bicycles much earlier than expected, Team Rynkeby’s 54 teams now have optimum conditions for getting on the roads before the summer tour to Paris.
3-year old Laura accepted cheque from Team Rynkeby: Now, doctors have extinct all hopeLasse Piester-Stolpe held a moving speech when Team Rynkeby Danmark handed over the funds it had collected to the Danish Children's Cancer Foundation a month ago. Now, doctors have abandoned all hope for his daughter.
Team Rynkeby sets new international fundraising recordTeam Rynkeby has raised € 9.44 million this year for children with critical illnesses. This is the best-ever result in the history of the charity cycling team.
Today is your last chance if you want to join us on the ride to Paris next summerIf you’d like to be part of the charity cycling team Team Rynkeby in the upcoming season, please submit your application before the end of the day.
Team Rynkeby establishes six new teams and makes room for 2,100 cyclists2,100 cyclists across 54 teams in seven countries are expected to cycle to Paris with the charity cycling Team Rynkeby next summer.
What it costs to participate on Team Rynkeby in 2019The cost of participating on Team Rynkeby 2019 is almost identical to that of 2018. There is a very modest price increase for the riders.
It’s been the best trip everThis year’s Team Rynkeby trip to Paris has taken place exactly as Team Rynkeby Foundation’s director, Carl Erik Dalbøge, had hoped. He’s declared it to be the best trip ever.
Thousands of people gave Team Rynkeby a warm welcome in ParisTeam Rynkeby received a warm welcome in every way when the charity cycling team ended this year’s trip to Paris today.
French family who have themselves lost a child invites Team Rynkeby riders for a meal stopTeam Rynkeby Øresund enjoyed a touching meal stop when a French family who have lost a son to cancer invited the riders inside.
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