“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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Everybody moved in Balçova Municipality

Newly designated member of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network for Phase VI, Balçova Municipality in Izmir, Turkey, took part in MOVE Week 2016 as part of its new role to support and promote social, healthy and physical activities. It held four activities during MOVE Week for participants aged from 5 to 75 years old. […]

“If you want to go far, go together”

There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This was a good motto for the gathering of NowWeMOVE campaign National Coordinators in Mulğa, Turkey, from 18 to 21 February this year. The meeting was hosted by Turkish National Coordinator, Feridun […]