Journey of Hope crosses the finish line

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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”

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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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

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

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!”

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

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

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 […]