My 1000km, 5-day adventure to be part of the Journey of Hope

Skirts on Bikes_Suceava_Journey of Hope

By Mihai Androhovici, Romanian Federation Sport for All I am the Vice President of the Romanian Federation Sport for All, and next week I will drive to Krakow, Poland, with three of the organisers of Skirts on Bicycles in Suceava city to bike with the Journey of Hope team and join in the side events on […]

Why fitness is mandatory for a healthy lifestyle

NowWeMOVE supporter and guest blogger Debbie Rodrigues tells us why fitness is so important for our health

By Debbie Rodrigues (Debbie in Shape) You surely have already heard a lot about fitness. But have you ever taken the time to understand why you need fitness in your life today? I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is no. It happens to most people. But I’m here to share with you 3 reasons why […]

Hertfordshire in UK organises “off-season” MOVE Week to promote physical activity

East Herts in Hertfordshire, UK, was an active MOVE Agent in 2014.

English county Hertfordshire is staging an “off-season” edition of MOVE Week to help keep its community active as the autumn sneaks in. Its MOVE Week will take place between 16-25 September in North Herts. MOVE Week in North Herts is driven by Active Letchworth (Health and Wellbeing Partnership) and is supported by other organisations including […]

“They say when I’m on the bike I’m like the Bionic Woman!”

Aysel Atas has faced a lifetime of battles head-on with determination and a love of physical activity. Now she is an inspiration and mentor to woman and people with disabilities in Turkey. Photo: Jerome Guiraud

How being active gave Aysel Atas the super-power to battle on.   For Aysel Atas, the Journey of Hope represents a lifelong journey that has seen her move from Turkey to the Netherlands as a child, be married by the time she was 16 and battle breast cancer at the age of 36. Aysel believes that being active […]

Journey of Hope team member Adnan Cangir shares his tour diary with us

Adnan Cangir and Feridun Ekmekci_cycling_Journey of Hope

What’s it like to ride your bike for 2530 kilometres over 31 days? Follow Journey of Hope team member and guest blogger Adnan Cangir’s tour diary to find out. Adnan will give us regular updates throughout the tour and today we are sharing his diary from the first 6 days and first country of the tour: […]

Missed the start of the Journey of Hope? Check out our photo gallery

Journey of Hope_Aarhus cyklo start

Relive the start to the colourful #BeActive Journey of Hope cross-border cycling tour – or catch up on what you missed – with our photo gallery from the first four days of the tour in Denmark. From the opening event and departure in Copenhagen on 18 August to the CYKLO cycling festival in Aarhus, the […]

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

Journey of Hope team on Inderhavnsbroen in Copenhagen

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 […]

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

Feridun_Ekmekci_front right_cyclings answer to Forrest Gump

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 […]

Be part of the most active day in Europe

Join the most active day of the year.

European Fitness Day – 15 September 2016 What would a dream day for a fitness or leisure centre look like? Hundreds – maybe even thousands – of potential new members walking through your doors and trying your facilities? Existing members bringing their friends along and showing them what you have to offer? We want to […]

Slovakia ready with over 200 MOVE Week 2016 events

Slovakia_jumps for health

If you’re living in Slovakia or enjoying a spring getaway there next week, chances are you will notice a lot of activity as you’re exploring its cities – and most likely a few people wearing the same orange t-shirts. That’s because Slovakia’s MOVE Agents have managed to organise 220 MOVE Week events that will take […]