A little Olympic flair between Bonn and Herzogenaurach … On July 26th, 2012, the second adidas – Nokia Charity Tour 2012 set off from Bonn, Germany. This time, the 55 cyclists from the adidas Group and ‘Radtreff Campus Bonn’ covered the distance between Bonn and Herzogenaurach in only three days.
Why would anyone want to do that in the hottest week of the year? Sport is clearly our passion, and through sports we want to and can support charitable projects. The goal of this second, privately organised racing bike Charity Tour was to raise money for the teaching hospital ‘Uniklinik Erlangen’ to be able to help children from abroad who suffer from heart conditions and to make life-saving operations possible. For me, the starting point was the summer of 2009 when my second daughter was born with a severe cardiac defect. Only an eight-hour operation could save her life.