Leeds, UK, to Berlin, Germany.
Departs 14th June 2016
£250 (based on 2012/13, may be subject to change)
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Bike to Berlin premiered in 2010 with 37 cyclists tackling the (mostly) flat 550 mile route over 8 days to reach Germany’s capital by pedal power alone. Each year the event raises money for a different charity, and in 2012, over £24,000 was donated to the MS Society.
Cycle through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside to Hull, take an overnight ferry to Rotterdam and for two days, enjoy cycling across the Netherlands before crossing the border into Germany. Once there, you’ll spend the next five days cycling east towards Berlin to arrive at the Brandenburg Gate where you can celebrate with the team in one of Europe’s coolest cities.
Over the year, group socials and training rides will prepare you for the challenge and providing you with the knowledge of riding a bike, and the determination you will be able to achieve this challenge. Each day is between 60 and 70 miles, and group morale will help push you up the hardest of hills. To try and make the challenge as comfortable as possible, a van team will accompany the group carrying all luggage each day, food and tents.
“Bike to Berlin was one of the toughest challenges, both physically and mentally, that I have ever had to do, but it is so, so worth it for the amazing experience, the lifelong friends you make and the best thing; raising hundreds of pounds for a very deserving charity. I’d recommend anyone to take part in this challenge; whether your bike is the snazziest of them all or simply an old road bike like mine, anyone can do it, it’s all about working in a team and doing something great for charity, plus it’s a great conversation starter!” Lydia Cordice, 2012 Participant, 2013 Team Leader
You must be a RAG member to sign up to this event. Please go to http://www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/groups/rag/ to get your membership and register for Bike to Berlin. Remember that there are limited places available for this once in a lifetime challenge!