A tradition that would transform the lives of thousands of critically ill children around Europe
In 2002 as the Tour de France arrived on the Champs-Élysées with Robbie McEwen winning the stage, eleven amateur cyclists also completed an incredible journey to Paris.
This odyssey began several days before in their home country of Denmark. United by a common cause, backed by a number of generous sponsors and riding under the name ‘Team Rynkeby’, this small group of cyclists managed to raise a massive €5,100 with their adventurous exploits.
Returning home they donated all of this money to the children’s cancer unit at Odense University Hospital, and with that started a tradition that would go on to transform the lives of thousands of critically ill children around Europe over the next two decades.
This incredible endeavour is one that Bianchi wanted to support, so over the 7 editions since 2013 we’ve made more than 4,000 bikes available for Team Rynkeby to ride.
RYNKEBY IN NUMBERS