Danish active transport ambassadors give Journey of Hope a grand send-off

The #BeActive Journey of Hope team cycled out of Copenhagen on Thursday 18 August with over 50 recreational cyclists following them in a nod to Forrest Gump’s famous long-distance run. The official start of the European Week of Sport event, which is carrying messages about active transport, physical activity and peaceful mobility around Europe, marked […]

Greece joins Journey of Hope celebrations to promote active transport

Not on the Journey of Hope route? You can still celebrate the event and use it to promote what you and your organisation believe in. With a passion for cycling and promoting physical activity, NowWeMOVE National Coordinator for Greece, Georgios Farfaras, saw it as a perfect opportunity to gather local support for active transport. Despite […]

“The longer I travel by bike, the more confident I feel”

Today is the day that four Turkish cyclists will depart from Copenhagen on a 2530km Journey of Hope towards Vienna. Tour leader Feridun Ekmekci is our designated “Forrest Gump” who is gathering a lot of “company” to join him on the road. But he also has three dedicated teammates who will complete the entire journey […]

Three reasons why you should you join the Journey of Hope

“That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run… What I was doing seemed to make sense to people… So I got company, and after that I got even more company, and then even more people joined in. Somebody later told me it gave people hope.” Quote and top photo […]

Journey of Hope event idea #6: Invite your local media to cover the event

Your city will be in the spotlight when the Journey of Hope cross-border cycling tour arrives. Don’t let your local media miss it – let them know in advance and invite them to interview the team. This is a great opportunity for publicity! With the 6 event ideas we have presented you on the NowWeMOVE blog, […]

Press release: Turkish cyclists to embark on Journey of Hope across Europe

Local residents and stakeholders invited to join “Forrest Gump”-style tour promoting physical activity, inclusion and a peaceful future For immediate release “That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run… What I was doing seemed to make sense to people… So I got company, and after that I got even […]

Journey of Hope event idea #5: Be inclusive – #BeActive

Use the Journey of Hope to celebrate all members of your community. Anything is possible if you have an opportunity to #BeActive! Last year the NowWeBike team was joined by a group of blind cyclists, who rode with them in Turkey. They were later joined by wheelchair cyclists for another part of their journey. If […]

Journey of Hope event idea #4: Arrange a for the team to meet your local mayor

Local authorities, the Journey of Hope has put your city on its map – this is a great chance to celebrate! What better way to welcome the team than with an official greeting from your local mayor? Show your support for physical activity and active transport and show the way forward for the Journey of […]

Journey of Hope event idea #3: Show off your city’s landmark

What is your city’s most exciting tourist attraction? Check the Journey of Hope route and see whether the team will arrive there – and make sure you grab that photo opportunity when they do! Organise a side event that will attract people to the landmark and keep them there until the team arrives. Inform your […]

Journey of Hope event idea #2: Organise a side event for your community to join in

Want more members for your cycling club? Or more people signing up for your fitness classes, biking workshops or other activities? Or do you just want to show them what you can do? Organise a side event to greet the Journey of Hope team when they arrive and create a buzz in your city. Make […]