Media Release – Thursday 1 May 2014
The Old Bus Depot Markets is throwing its support behind a local team of Canberra cyclists who are part of Team Rynkeby – a team of Canberra cyclists who will be riding from Denmark to Paris to raise money for The Kids’ Cancer Project.
“This really is an amazing thing these cyclists from Team Rynkeby are doing. They will be cycling up to 200kms a day over seven days across Europe, and all to raise funds for cancer research, with the disease being the single highest cause of death from disease in Australian children,” said Old Bus Depot Markets Director, Diane Hinds.
Team Rynkeby Canberra, headed up by Team Captain, Bjarne Kragh, will be heading off to Denmark on 1 July this year to prepare for the gruelling 1200 kilometre cycle from Copenhagen to Paris on 5 July. The team comprises 24 riders from Canberra, and this year is the first time an Australian team has taken part in the ride.
Old Bus Depot Market Directors, Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting, see this as a great cause as all of the fundraising undertaken by the riders goes directly to The Kids Cancer Project. The Markets are supporting the ride by hosting a stall on Sunday 25 May and Sunday 15 June to drum up additional community support and sponsorship for the riders.
“We at the Old Bus Depot Markets are just so delighted to have this group participate at the Markets so the community of Canberra can be alerted to what they are trying to achieve,” said Diane.
“These are a group of amazing and dedicated cyclists who are prepared to train hard and then travel to Europe (at their own expense)to raise money for Kids with Cancer here in Canberra – as a consequence all monies raised goes to this charity. It is a long way from Denmark to Paris, so the team needs to be super fit and have done a lot of physical and fundraising legwork before they leave.
“We really hope their presence at the Markets will help them to get further sponsorship and donations for the trip, as well as growing the overall community knowledge and support for this first time Australian team,” Diane continued.
Team Captain, Bjarne Kragh, originally from Denmark himself, says of the upcoming ride, “It’s a truly amazing experience to be part of the ride. We will see the beautiful scenery of the European Summer, but at the same time feel the pain of riding 200 kilometres a day.
“The pain will be going to an awesome cause, looking for a cure for children’s cancer, and we really hope the Canberra community can get behind the team,” Bjarne concluded.