Andre Greipel announces world bike day in support of Fight Against ALS
May 27 2020 09:47 pm CET

Andre Greipel announces world bike day in support of Fight Against ALS
Andre Greipel announces world bike day in support of Fight Against ALS
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Israel Start-Up Nation's Andre Greipel has announced his world bike activation in support of his charity "Fight Against ALS".

The former national champion of Germany is working in partnership with Strava to create a challenge called "Ride Around the World" in which the goal is that the riders do enough kilometres together to circumnavigate the world in a single day.

"For the past few years I have been raising awareness to support the much needed research for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)," said the rider. "There is still no cure for this deadly disease. And like Covid 19, this disease knows no borders.

"Every person diagnosed is in the high risk group during this pandemic. During our mission on June 3 we want to make a big impact in worldwide awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Get on your bikes, share snapshots on social media and even show the world how many kilometres you have done."

In 2017 Greipel lost his mother to the disease and even before that, he started raising awareness to the fight against it. Katusha Sports has also created a limited edition line of cycling apparel that can be pre-ordered here -15% of all kits sold will go directly to the research of ALS and on his world bike day, June 3, the kits will have a 10% discount for everybody that participates in the challenge.

"A few weeks ago we had this idea and I felt a tingling sensation in my stomach," explained the German. "We talked about the idea in the family, with friends, the ISN team and partners. It quickly became clear to us that we have to do this because the bicycle is a very special and connecting invention.

"Thanks to the team at Katusha and also to all Strava users worldwide and to Paul, representative of the Strava team. We all have a common goal, we want to make a difference. The campaign still has a lot of potential and therefore the World Bike Day is on June 3 and the following 4 days a big appointment in my calendar!"