a year ago
The actual tour is over. From the planned 3300km I could drive 3100km (to Alta). Unfortunately my bike had been damaged 250km further south, so it was not possible to continue (the last 200km I drove with a rental car and reached the North Cape on 18.6.).
It was nevertheless a bicycle tour of 3100km and 17200 m altitude, 24 days without interruption (daily average 130km). The most important however is that by so many supporters now already nearly 5500 euro have come together and already now nearly 41 bicycles can be financed by donations (and perhaps in the next days still the remaining 9 bicycles come in addition :-)).
Why Bicycles for Education
I am supporting World Bicycle Relief, an organization providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles, with a personal fundraiser. The money raised through my fundraiser helps to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.
To make this a challenge also for me, I plan to run a bike tour to the North Cape in parallel (3300 km). Instead of donating a fixed amount of money, you can also donate a km sponsorship. The amounts of cents you donate are, multiplicated by the number of kilometers I ride in 4 weeks from May to June. If you want to go this way, just let me know how much you want to invest and I get back to you after the tour.
You can see the progress of the tour here: https://www.polarsteps.com/AxelLuther/1617646-on-purpose-north-cape-tour-2019
What are you waiting for? Let's get rolling
Bicycles for Education
By providing bicycles to children, especially girls, you can empower them with knowledge and ultimately, change the course of their lives.