Wheeling2Help

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There is nothing better in life when you combine sports, traveling and volunteering..

And in this concept, the Wheeling2help project was born :)

Since I was already working in the UK, the plan was to cross Europe from London to Athens by bicycle raising money for children with cancer of the ”Floga” organization in Greece. I am not a professional cyclist but I truly believe that if you really want something, you will definitely make it!

So, on the 5th of September, I started cycling :

 

From London to Athens

England – France – Belgium – Luxembourg – Germany – Switzerland – Italy – Greece

8 countries

35 days

2,500 km

wheeling to spread the love and compassion to all the children with cancer.

wheeling to help xorigoi

 

Sep 5 : London to Maidstone – 66 km

Sep 6 : Maidstone to Dover – 68 km

Ferry Dover to Calais

Sep 7 : Calais to Lille – 115 km

Sep 8 : Lille to Oudenaarde – 54 km

Sep 9 : Oudenaarde to Brussels – 72 km

Sep 10 : Brussels to Namur – 65 km

Sep 11 : Namur to Libramont – 94 km

Sep 12 : Libramont to Luxemburg city – 79 km

Sep 13 : Luxemburg city to Saarlouis – 69 km

Sep 14 : Saaroulis to Sarreguemines – 43km

Sep 15 : Sarreguemines to Strasburg – 106 km

Sep 16 : Strasburg to Colmar – 72 km

Sep 17 : Colmar to Basel – 73 km

Sep 18 : Basel to Lucerne – 98 km

Sep 19 : Lucerne to Fluelen – 50 km

Sep 20 : Fluelen to Andermatt – 39 km

Sep 21 : Andermatt to Airolo – 29km

Sep 22 : Airolo to Bellinzona – 63 km

Sep 23 : Bellinzona to Como – 82 km

Sep 24 : Como to Milan – 67 km

Sep 25 : Milan to Piacenza – 68 km

Sep 26 : Piacenza to Parma – 67 km

Sep 27 : Parma to Modena – 59 km

Sep 28 : Modena to Bologna – 52 km

Sep 29 : Bologna to Forli – 73 km

Sep 30 : Forli to Rimini – 54 km

Oct 1 : Rimini to Mondolfo – 67 km

Oct 2 : Mondolfo to Ancona – 35km

Oct 2-3 : Ferry Ancona to Igoumenitsa

Oct 4 : Igoumenitsa to Ioannina – 83 km

Oct 5 : Ioannina to Metsovo – 49 km

Oct 6 : Metsovo to Trikala – 82 km

Oct 7 : Trikala to Domokos – 81 km

Oct 8 : Domokos to Lamia – 41 km

Oct 9 : Lamia to Livanates – 68 km

Oct 10 : Livanates to Schimatari – 85 km

Oct 11 : Schimatari to Athens – 65 km

 

The expenses of the trip were minimal and I covered them myself, actually it was just the food, as there was no transportation costs (hehe) and with regards to accommodation, I had arranged to be hosted by locals in every stop through couchsurfing and warmshowers.

The goal was to inspire people and companies to be on board for this project and help us raise as much money as possible for these little angels and heros that fight every day to beat cancer. And we made it, we passed our original goal, and raised 15,654 euro for the children of Floga :)

During my stops in the Greek cities, we organized various cycling, volunteering and sport events in collaboration with the municipalities and regional clubs!

 

Watch the full Wheeling2help documentary here :

 

as well as the trailer, before I started the venture :)