For Loza Foundation Cycle4Europe 2019 was a total success and now, the last few details have been finalised for the new cycling event that will take place in May 2020. The new route will run from Varberg in Sweden to Trondheim in Norway.
“Thanks to Cycle4Europe, we have managed to highlight a long-forgotten, hidden part of Europe, where some people are stuck in inhuman living conditions and are in dire need of help. That is why it is imperative we keep fighting for their cause”, says Sabina Grubbeson, founder of Loza Foundation.
In September last year, the cyclists crossed the finishing line in Varberg, Sweden with Triathlon World Championship medallist Jonas Colting at the helm. By that point, they had cycled across Europe in aid of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Europe and now the initiator and aid organisation Loza Foundation has decided to launch another Cycle4Europe event in May 2020 with their main sponsor BEWiSynbra.
This year’s edition of Cycle4Europe will start where the 2019 route finished. Starting in Varberg, Sweden on 17 May, the plan is for the cyclists to cover a total of 1,000 km divided into six different legs and cross the finishing line on 22 May in Trondheim on the west coast of Norway.
As the main sponsor BEWiSynbra are taking care of all the overheads and organizational costs for this event, all additional donations and funding goes directly to the Loza Foundation projects.
“This year we are starting in Varberg as we want to pick up where the 2019 event left off. We are incredibly grateful for BEWiSynbra’s contribution, and as their headquarters are based in Trondheim, Norway, it makes perfect sense to have the finishing line for Cycle4Europe 2020 there.”
Last year the cyclists had to cycle from Skopje, North Macedonia and cover 2,500 km before they reached Varberg, but the end result was worth it as the total proceeds amounted to 600,000 SEK. The money has helped Loza Foundation to pay for children’s shoes, warm winter clothes and education. Furthermore, the funds have helped to improve the living conditions and situation for disabled people in North Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and Loza Foundation are now also looking to start projects in Kosovo.
“Cycle4Europe has shown the rest of the world that this is an important issue, which needs to be highlighted and dealt with. At the same time, we are hoping to build a productive, worthwhile partnership with companies and sponsors, where we all feel proud of the work we do together for the Global Goals and a sustainable social development here in Europe”, says Sabina Grubbeson, founder of Loza Foundation.
Sabina Grubbeson, Loza Foundation, Martin Bekken, BEWiSynbra and Peter Algebäck, Brainforest.
Loza Foundation works for the most vulnerable people in the poorest countries of Europe. The foundation was founded in 2017
in Sweden. In collaboration with the local population we take concerted action within institutions for people with mental health
issues and physical disabilities, at orphanages and other operations for women and children that are particularly vulnerable.
Facts about Cycle4Europe 2020:
A cycling event where all the participants collect money in aid of Loza Foundation’s ongoing work for the most vulnerable people in the poorest countries of Europe.
Dates: 17-22 May
17 May Varberg – Stenungsund, Sweden 133 kilometres
18 May Stenungsund, Sweden – Halden, Norway 151 kilometres
19 May Halden – Eidsvoll, Norway 145 kilometres
20 May Eidsvoll – Ringebu, Norway 211 kilometres
21 May Ringebu – Oppdal, Norway 176 kilometres
22 May Oppdal – Trondheim, Norway 120 kilometres
Organizer: Loza Foundation in collaboration with main sponsor BEWiSynbra and partner Brainforest.
Facts about Cycle4Europe 2019
Route: Skopje, North Macedonia – Varberg, Sweden
Distance: 2,500 kilometres
Total proceeds: 600,000 SEK