Cycling, sportEX and charity: simply the perfect match. A fact that has been demonstrated twice again by ENERGETIX business partners from both the Netherlands and Germany: Dennis Jansen and a team led by Britta Hartmann.
On 6 May 2014, our business partner in the Netherlands, Dennis Jansen, impressively succeeded in his physically demanding attempt to cycle up Mont Ventoux three times in succession on his racing bike. This 1911-metre high mountain is located in the Provence in France and has not only been incorporated into the Tour de France several times – it is also infamous for being really difficult to conquer! This ambitious event – the “Cinglé du Mont Ventoux” – of which Dennis Jansen is an official club member is only something for endurance experts who are absolutely in top form. So it was right up Dennis Jansen’s street!
But the event didn’t only represent a physical challenge: Dennis Jansen decided to donate one euro for every sale of a sportEX article (bracelet or necklace) to the “Spieren voor Spieren” foundation (“Muscles for Muscles”), which actively supports children suffering from muscle disease.
By setting a good example, Dennis Jansen hopes his efforts will motivate other ENERGETIX business partners to also do good!
Britta Hartmann and Team
Britta Hartmann, who is an ENERGETIX business partner, along with a dedicated team of family members, other ENERGETIX business partners and customers joined the “24h Energy Ride”, which took place on 25 May 2014. The event was held to break a world record and help a good cause.
The task was to generate so much energy through indoor cycling over 24 hours that it would be possible to drive an electrically-powered car over a distance of 50 kilometres. Thanks to the teams’ high-octane levels, the car was able to travel more than twice that distance: 105.6 kilometres!
A total of 1800 participants in 60 teams joined in to give their everything on 120 indoor bicycles. One of which was kept going for 24 hours by the ENERGETIX team. With success: the world record was broken and an entry in the Guinness Book of Records guaranteed. So an ENERGETIX sportEX team helped achieve a world record. All cyclists involved may be justifiably proud of their performances!
Funds from the event are to be donated to the Löwenherz children’s hospice in Synke near Bremen.
“It’s particularly important to me that, when I asked my colleagues over Facebook to donate, so many responded spontaneously and contributed with their donations that we were able to reserve a bicycle for ENERGETIX and cycle for a good cause. I was totally overwhelmed and for me it was an absolutely clear sign that ENERGETIX’s business partners and ENERGETIX itself stand for humanity and that we stand together for each other and for a good cause.” (Britta Hartmann)
We congratulate both Dennis Jansen and Britta Hartmann as well as her team on their impressive physical successes and thank them for their remarkable dedication to social causes!