Frequently asked questions

Can i take part?

The trip to Paris is 9 - 16 July 2022.

You must complete the application form on our website. Click here for the application form.

We want to make absolutely certain that Team Rynkeby is an unforgettable experience for all participants and that the project doesn't drown in its own success. We ensure, for example, that participants receive their bicycles and sportswear in good time and that we can find hotel rooms of a reasonable standard for everyone. In other words, we don't want the team to get too big so that the logistics become insurmountable. We also believe it is important that all the participants are well acquainted with the project's goals and values and that we ensure the continuity of the project.

The deadline for applications to join Team Rynkeby in 2022 is 29 August 2021. You will be notified if you are through to the next phase of the selection process on 8 September 2021. All the teams for the 2022 trip will be selected by 1 October 2021.

In 2022, it costs 2.825 EUR to take part as a Team Rynkeby cyclist. The price covers the cost of a carbon bicycle, sportswear, hotel accommodation and meals. There may be extra costs (usually EUR 1,000-2,000) to cover winter sportswear, cycling shoes, cycling eyewear, training trips, ferry tickets, additional overnight accommodation and the trip home from Paris. Volunteers pay 559 EUR to take part.

All Team Rynkeby participants are obliged to do what they can to raise funds to help critically ill children. Some participants have easy access to companies who wish to sponsor the project – others will find sponsors more difficult to find. We have no predetermined sum which the individual participant is expected to raise. We just say that everyone should do what they can.

In 2021 Team Rynkeby is represented in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany and Switzerland. There is a complete overview of teams on our website.

Every new Team Rynkeby team is set up on the basis of a local initiative. Please contact CEO of the Team Rynkeby Founden, Jørgen HK Jepsen, to discuss the options.

We believe it is very important that all our participants are dedicated to our cause. It's a good idea to tell us why you want to take part. It is also a good idea to tell us how you can contribute. Are you an experienced amateur cyclist? Are you in contact with an interesting sponsor? Or are you a dab hand at repairing bicycles, writing blogs or producing video films?

When you have completed and submitted our application form, you will receive an email receipt. If you do not receive an email, it may have been redirected to your spam filter. Alternatively, you may have given us the wrong email address. Either way, you are welcome to complete and submit the application form once more.

No. We do not keep statistics over previous years' applications. The team captains assemble the best team they can, based on the people who have applied to take part in the relevant year.

It's difficult to say. Your applications will be evaluated separately so you will not be considered a group or couple.

To take part in Team Rynkeby, you must be at least 18 years old. We have no upper age limit. The minimum age of 18 has been determined because we wish to ensure that everyone can take part in the team's social activities.

Team Rynkeby expects every participant to have completed at least 2,500 km of cycle training before Tour de Paris.

Equipment

Each team cycles its own route to Paris. Some teams start together in the same towns and will follow more or less the same route to Paris. However, for practical and safety reasons, the teams cycle separately all the way to Paris. The teams meet on the seventh and final stage in the centre of Paris.

If you have never ridden a bicycle before, you will find that there are certain extra expenses in addition to the participation fee. For example, you will need cycling shoes, cycling eyewear and possibly extra sportswear to use in connection with spinning/winter training. There will probably also be costs involved in maintaining the bike.

You buy the bicycle and therefore keep it after Tour de Paris.

Tour De Paris

Each team cycles its own route to Paris. Some teams start together in the same towns and will follow more or less the same route to Paris. However, for practical and safety reasons, the teams cycle separately all the way to Paris. The teams meet on the seventh and final stage in the centre of Paris.

The distance between Denmark and Paris is about 1,200 km. The route is covered in seven stages. Some teams will run a prologue the day before the official start. These teams cycle in fact over a period of eight days. The shortest stage is about 100 km and the longest is about 200 km. The exact distance covered during the trip depends on the route covered by the individual team. View Team Rynkeby Ringe's route here.

Team Rynkeby's trip to Paris is not a traditional cycle race against time. It is a challenging cycling trip for amateur cyclists and everyone can join. The teams normally achieve an average speed of about 25-28 kilometres per hour.

If you have other questions, you are always welcome to contact us. For example, you can write your question on Team Rynkeby's Facebook page. We will respond within a short time.