Support Team:

Colleen Michie

Danny Lobo

Sarah-Elaine Will

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

2005 witnessed the 50th anniversary of twinning between Aberdeen City and the City of Regensburg, Germany, which was established in November 1955.  Aberdeen YMCA members have, since 1994, benefited from this twinning partnership courtesy of financial assistance and advice from Aberdeen City Council towards the development of our international youth exchange programme.

 

To mark this significant occasion, a team of 6 cyclists representing Aberdeen YMCA and our partner YMCA in Regensburg, CVJM Regensburg, cycled the 2000km distance between the two cities to celebrate the anniversary.  Symbolically, the cyclists cycled on tandem bikes to symbolise twinning and its benefits.  The actual event began, in Regensburg, on Sunday 24 July 2005 and terminated at the Town House in Aberdeen on Tuesday 2 August 2005.

 

The high profile event was used as a platform to raise funds for the YMCA and the Lord Provost's Charitable Fund for Multiple Sclerosis.

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CYCLISTS:

 

Gavin Begg

 

Christof Kundel

 

Frieder Kundel

 

Ali Michie

 

Ralf Osteroth

 

Mike Will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1:  OFFICIAL START

Team are sent on their way by Lord Mayor Petra Betz

Day 1:  Regensburg to Nuremburg
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2: WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Christof and Ralf getting to grips with map.

Day 2:  Nuremburg to Wurzburg.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3: STILL FIGHTING FIT!

First team of the day ready to get going.

Day 3:  Wurzburg to Frankfurt
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4: TANDEM POSE

Short break in Dusseldorf en route

Day 4:  Frankfurt to Bonn
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 5: REFUEL AT HALF WAY POINT

Having a well deserved meal in Bochum  Our last night in Germany.

Day 5:  Bonn to Bochum
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 6: AUF WIEDERSEHEN

Leaving Germany and entering the Netherlands.

Day 6:  Bochum to Utrecht

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 7: DUTCH CANAL

A Kundel pose in a small village en route to Amsterdam.

Day 7:  Utrecht to Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 8: CYCLE ON THE LEFT - NOT RIGHT!

Arriving in the UK

Day 8:  Amsterdam to Newcastle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 9: SCOTLAND WELCOMES YOU

Crossing the border at Coldstream.

Day 9:  Newcastle to Perth (via Edinburgh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 10: FINAL DESTINATION

Cyclists at Aberdeen's Castle Gate with the Lord Provost.

Day 10:  Perth to Aberdeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle Megathon in the News:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Major Corporate Sponsor:

 

Aberdeen City Council
(Local Government Authority)
St Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1RP

Tel: 01224 522000
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Grant from International Budget

£4100 towards overall project costs

Corporate Sponsor Donations:
Name

Amount

   Contact
Sheddocksley

Baptist

Church

 

£500.00

 

 

Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN

http://www.sheddweb.org.uk

 

 

 

 

£500.00

 

 

 

LDG - Grampian Soil Surveys (UK) Ltd, Drilling & Exploration Centre, Badentoy Crescent, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Scotland, UK, AB12 4YD

http://www.lds-gss.com

 

 

 

£500.00

 

Data Processing Enhancement Services Ltd, 40 Henderson Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6RA  

Tel: +44 (0)1224 745947

http://www.dpes.dsl.pipex.com/

 

 

 

£300.00

 

Sponsoring 1 of 3 cyclists:

 

Stewart Milne Group Limited, Peregrine House, Mosscroft Avenue, Westhill Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeen, AB32 6TQ
Tel: +44 (0)1224 747000   http://www.stewartmilne.com

 

 

 

 

£300.00

 

Sponsoring 1 of 3 cyclists:

 

Stagecoach Bluebird, Guild Street Bus Station, Aberdeen, AB11 6GR

Tel: +44 (0)1224 212266  http://www.stagecoachbus.com/bluebird/contact.html

 

 

 

 

 

£300.00

 

Sponsoring 1 of 3 cyclists:

 

BAA Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7DU.

Tel: +44 (0)870 040 0006

http://www.baa.com

 

 

 

 

 

£300.00

 

Sponsoring support vehicle costs:

 

Shell Expro (Headquarters), 1 Altens Farm Road, Nigg, Aberdeen, AB12 3FY
Tel: +44 (0)1224 882000   http://www.shell.com


 

£250.00

 

 

 

Subsea 7, Stoneywood Park, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7DZ

Tel: +44 (0)1224 722877   http://www.subsea7.com

 

£250.00

 

 

 

Absoft Limited, Davidson House, Campus 1 Aberdeen Science & Technology Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8GT, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1224 707088   http://www.absoft.co.uk

 

£200.00

 

 

Royal Bank of Scotland, Aberdeen Queen's Cross Branch, 40 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1YN

Tel: +44 (0)1224 321212  http://www.rbs.co.uk/

 

£150.00

 

 

Clydesdale Bank PLC

Tel +44    http://www.cbonline.co.uk

 

 

£150.00

 

 

First, 395 King Street, ABERDEEN, AB24 5RP

Tel +44 (0)1224 650000   http://www.firstgroup.com

 

£100.00

 

 

Wood Group, John Wood House, Greenwell Road, East Tullos, Aberdeen, AB12 3AX
Tel +44
(0)1224 851000   http://portal.woodgroup.com

 

 

£100.00

 

 

Collins Halden & Burnett Ltd, 5 - 7 Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen, AB11 6DN
Tel +44
(0)1224 595014   http://www.collinshaldenandburnett.com/

 

£100.00

 

Inverurie Golf Club (PGA Professional John Logue), Davah Wood, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5JB   Tel +44 (0)1224 672863  

 http://www.inveruriegc.fsbusiness.co.uk/

 

 

 

£100.00

 

 

John Lewis, George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BW
Tel +44
(0)1224 625000   http://www.johnlewis.com/Shops/DSShop.aspx?Id=1

in kind:

isotonic drinks

Asda Stores Limted, Garthdee Road, Bridge Of Dee, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB10 7QA   Tel +44 (0)1224 319919

in kind:

cycling equipment

Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative, 458 - 464 George Street, ABerdeen, AB25 3XHTel +44 (0)1224 632994   http://www.edinburghbicycle.com

£100.00

Claymore Graphics, 63 Cotton Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5EG                                Tel +44 (0)1224 576176 

£100.00

Dingbro, Unit 7-9, Whitemyers Avenue, Mastrick Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB16 6HQ    Tel +44 (0)1224 682000  http://www.dingbro.com

Ron Park

Painter & Decorators

£100.00

Ron Park Painter & Decorators, 42 Middleton Circle, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8NZ    Tel +44 (0)1224 704264

N A Thompson

Plumbers

£100.00

N A Thompson Plumbers, 88 Jesmond Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8NWTel +44 (0)1224 705167

 

Total raised from corporate support:

 

£4500.00

 

Our personal sponsors:
Name Date Type Amount Tax Bonus  Comment
J Milne 01/05/2005 Donation £100.00
M Tait 03/08/2005 Donation £100.00
Cyclists sponsorship: Donations £1600.00
Total tax to be reclaimed: £200.00

Total:

£2000.00
Totals

Major Corporate sponsorship:

£4100.00

Corporate sponsorship:

£4500.00

Personal sponsors:

£2000.00

Total Income:

£10600.00

Draft Tandem Tour Costs (Ferry, Support Vehicle, Accommodation, Food, Tandems, Equipment, etc):

£5000.00

Total Donation to Charity:

£5600.00
Aberdeen YMCA, 52 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1RP, Scotland (UK)
tel:   +44 (0)1224 643291
fax:  +44 (0)1224 643292
e-mail: [email protected]
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