Team Rynkeby was founded in 2002, when 11 amateur cyclists associated with Rynkeby Foods A/S decided to cycle to Paris to see the final stage of the Tour de France.
Today’s Team Rynkeby comprises 2,100 cyclists and 500 volunteers, divided into 54 local teams in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Germany.
Team members are selected from thousands of applicants, who have completed the application form on the Team Rynkeby website.
For almost a whole year participants must not only prepare themselves for the 1,200 kilometer trip to Paris but they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for the children. In 2018 Team Rynkeby donated EUR 9.4 million to organizations that help children with critical illnesses.