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Cycling the German Bundesliga
Raising money for: Rotary Charity Fundraisers
Christian Schlums

The Challenge

After 28 years Braunschweig are back in the German Bundesliga. I promised that if they were promoted I would cycle to every away game. Now I have to keep my word and cycle 5820km over 17 weekends.

The Charity

Using Rotary Charity Fundraisers I am supporting the Family Centre of St. Bernward. Through counseling and support, the Family Preservation Program helps to resolve conflicts and improve parenting skills. They provide families with hands-on support for their immediate needs and plans for a stable and sustainable future.

The Training

As a triathlete in training for IRONMAN I already do 10 to 15 hours training a week which should be enough to manage this challenge. However it will be quite a special experience cycling through the German winter, which can be very severe. One of the longest stages will be to Bayern München in December. Being a triathlete I won´t cycle all stages, but will run 70km and 40 km to the two neighbouring cities of Hannover and Wolfsburg. Cycling would be too easy!