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Exercise with a charitable purpose

24 juni, 2016
Exercise with a charitable purpose

Denmark’s toughest charity bicycle race ”Cykelnerven” struck all records in 2016, with more than DKK 4m in fund-raising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Besides Columbus being a co-sponsor, CEO Thomas Honoré climbed the French Alps together with 250 other riders.

After months of hard work with fundraising and training, the 250 riders could celebrate, as they received the result of the fundraising on the last day of the bicycle race in France. The nine teams had jointly collected more than DKK 4m. It’s a new record for both Cykelnerven and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Exercise with a charitable purpose

Only a few weeks before Tour de France visits the exact same mountains, Columbus’ CEO Thomas Honoré participated in the three days of tough racing up a series of steep mountain tops.

Thomas Honoré has over the years participated in various charity races, but this was the first time he participated in Cykelnerven.

“It’s both the purpose of Cykelnerven and the distance that appeals to me. 2,3m people in the world suffer from progressive sclerosis, which today cannot be treated. By supporting Cykelnerven, Columbus contributes to research for a treatment against the disease. And as a passionate bike enthusiast the French Alps is always a challenging goal, “says CEO in Columbus, Thomas Honoré.

Columbus is represented in ten countries worldwide, and has as a dedicated part of the company’s CSR goal to support local charitable activities in the countries. For Thomas Honoré it is important to combine personal passion with making a difference.

“Being able to combine exercise with charity is a personal satisfaction. And at the same time I nurture and expand my network. With the many training hours on the bike, we get to share thought and ideas, and we talk about things that you would normally not talk about in a professional working relation”, says Thomas Honoré.

They bike for a world without sclerosis

It was the third time Cykelnerven climbed the French Alps to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Again this year, we ride for a world without multiple sclerosis and is deeply thankful that 250 cool riders put so much effort and energy into helping our cause. Every participant in Cykelnerven raises money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and their effort make a huge difference to our work”, says Klaus Høm, Director in the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The goal of Cykelnerven is to raise money for research in multiple sclerosis and put focus on the disease.

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