“Then, I got company… People told me it gave them hope”

Departing from Heroes' Square in Budapest

Forrest Gump-style Journey of Hope ends after 31 days, 7 countries and a string of followers. From paper to reality, the Journey of Hope came to life last month and ended after 2500km and 31 days on the road for our four tour leaders, Feridun Ekmekci, Adnan Cangir, Aysel Atas and Meliha Kaya. The team […]

Guess who’s riding the fifth-longest distance during the Journey of Hope?

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Clue: She’s Slovenian and you may know her well. The International Sport and Culture Association’s Head of Projects, Saska Benedicic Tomat, has been having an active month. And that suits her perfectly. But this one has been an even bigger adventure, as she is the person who will ride the fifth-longest distance in the Journey […]

On tour with Journey of Hope cyclist Adnan Cangir: Germany to Poland

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From waterskis and beautiful landscapes to the bustling city of Berlin and the dirt tracks in Poland, the Journey of Hope team’s adventures continued this week as they crossed the border of their third country. Adnan Cangir takes us behind the scenes of week 2 of the Journey of Hope: Germany to Poland. Day 7 […]

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

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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 […]

“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

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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

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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 […]

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

The #JourneyOfHope cross-border cycling tour started on 18 August at Israels Plads in Copenhagen.

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

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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 […]

Three reasons why you should you join the Journey of Hope

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“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 […]