With just under three months to go, nine members of the UT community will be facing a tough challenge: cycling over 1300 kilometres in eight days. Together, they make up the UT team that is taking part in Tour for Life, a cycling tour for a good cause. All proceeds will go to the Daniel den Hoed Fund, which fights cancer by funding successful cancer research. The sponsorship money of Tour for Life goes towards financing this scientific research and the purchase of advanced equipment. The tour will take participants from Bardonecchia in Italy to Valkenburg, covering some 19,000 metres in altitude in the French Alps, Jura, Vosges and Ardennes.
As the University of Twente, we are very proud of our participants in Tour for Life. It promises to be a tough ride, from Sunday 28 August until Sunday 4 September! The nine teammembers are already in full training. Not only do they take their bikes several times a week to make long rides through the Twente region, they also cross the border once in a while to prepare in more hilly areas for the many kilometres of climbing during Tour for Life.
The UT team consists of nine team members: four students, three staff members, one PhD student and one PDEng candidate. Eight of them cycle the whole tour of eight days, and one participant cycles the shorter version of three days.
Soon we hope to take a picture of the team in the UT-tenue in which they will appear at the start. Nice to know: this jersey will be available for you later on. Keep an eye on our channels. Unfortunately, Floortje could not be present at the first photo session.
In the coming period, the team will hold various activities to raise money for their participation. For example, a fortnight ago you could join the social ride, which was held during the Wellbeing Weeks of the UT. Various groups went out on mountain bikes, racing bikes and city bikes for a nice round through the green surroundings.
On Friday 17 June, the team will hold a Wahoo Sprint Challenge. In the sports centre, you can test yourself in a sprint race on an indoor bike. Visit the web page of the Challenge for more information. Keep an eye on the website for more cool initiatives.