Journey of Hope crosses the finish line

Jounrey of Hope

Day 19 5 Sep. Ostrava – Broszkowice, 98km No events. An ordinary ride with some rain. A great hotel in Oswiecim Gmina, Poland. Day 20 6 Sep. Broszkowice – Krakow, 82km Our ride was mostly on separated bike roads today. We prefer these since you feel much more comfortable and safe. At the end of […]

“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 […]

FlashMOVE and Journey of Hope highlight European Week of Sport kick-off celebrations

journey-of-hope-meets-eu-commissioner-tibor-navricsics

ISCA’s #BeActive FlashMOVE raised the curtain of the European Week of Sport opening ceremony on 10 September at 11am with local children from Kosice inviting the crowd surrounding the stage to join them in Europe’s biggest simultaneous flash mob. The event was streamed live on the #BeActive website and is now available to watch on […]

Journey of Hope: from cultural capital to UNESCO World Heritage site

Journeyofhope

Day 13 30 Aug. Wroclaw city tour, 7km + extra stationary km. The NowWeBike team’s Journey of Hope joined the Wroclaw Kilometres of Good Energy event. At the event amongst other things, we pedalled on a bike machine in order to collect money for children’s bikes. With this campaign they managed to collect 2000 PLN, […]

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

Journey of Hope_way to Wroclaw_Poland_cycling

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

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]