29.06.17 | MARTIN BENCHER READY TO BIKE TO PARIS FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

An employee at Martin Bencher bikes to Paris for the charity cyclist team, Team Rynkeby. Christina Louise Hansen, Marketing | Communication Manager at Martin Bencher is part of the biggest charity cyclist team in the Northern European countries; Team Rynkeby in 2017.

- So far it has been an amazing experience to be part of Team Rynkeby. My team and I have collected a lot of money to children with cancer and their families. We have biked many kilometres around Jutland, Denmark.
In a week’s time, everyone on the team will make the final preparations for the trip to Paris. It is great that Martin Bencher supports me in my volunteer work. I am very proud of my accomplishments and to have our logo on the team clothes
, says Christina Louise Hansen.

Martin Bencher is a gold sponsor of the local Team Rynkeby team.
Watch the video to see how the local Team Rynkeby made it to Paris last year.

From 11 to 1,700 cyclists

2017 will be the 16th Tour de France for Team Rynkeby. The Nordic region's largest charity cycling team has gathered together the highest number of participants and teams ever – no fewer than 1,700 yellow-clad cyclists and 450 service volunteers divided into 44 teams from six countries – for this year's ride to Paris with Team Rynkeby.

- The ride to Paris is what the participants have been anticipating for 10 months. "It's now that all the training and preparation will be transformed into what will hopefully be the greatest exercise experience in the participants' lives. The participants will work very hard, but when they reach the Paris finish line there won't be a dry eye anywhere. It's amazing to think that what started with 11 amateur cyclists 15 years ago now involves thousands of volunteers throughout the Nordic region. The project is undergoing incredible development, says Carl Erik Dalbøge, Director of the Team Rynkeby Foundation.

100 percent for children with cancer

Team Rynkeby raises money to fight childhood cancer via our national fund-raising campaigns in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

The key challenge with regard to fighting childhood cancer is that childhood cancer is not like adult cancer. In fact, scientists don't know why children get cancer.

Most of the money that Team Rynkeby donates each year to children's cancer organisations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland is spent on research into childhood cancer. 

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