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A big THANK YOU to our supporters
On this site we wish to thank those supporting us before and during our tour. It is very important to us to show appreciation for the generous and hospitable people on our world. Whenever we can we want to give good and valuable consideration to them. Indeed, mentioning them on this site doesn’t mean a lot, however, we love to report and speak about our supporters and their stories in appropriate situations. In addition, we record all the supports with their approximate value – that means that in the end we will know, how much money we spent in total and how much we got from you. We bet it will be considerably more!
From an idea in a pub to an international bicycle specialist: in the past 20 years, bike-components tuned themselves into a gigantic online store (https://www.bike-components.de) with a wide range of articles for bicycle enthusiasts. Despite the quantity, they totally focus on quality in the Aachen store — mass processing is a taboo! Together with vaude, bike-components granted us a large discount on some bike articles!
We are very happy about EuroNatur being our official partner for our first stage. EuroNatur’s nature and species conservation projects help preserve Europe’s diverse and most beautiful natural and cultural landscapes. In our opinion especially the mission to run long-term projects with local partner organizations deserves support. EuroNatur is committed i.a. to the protection of bears, wolves, lynxes, monk seals and migratory birds, as well as to securing an ecologically sustainable development of the respective region.
Kipepeo — Clothing
We have never been to Tansania before, however, we know that „Kipepeo“ means butterfly in Kiswahili. We know it thanks to the guys from Kipepeo. We think their story is quite inspirational and we wish to spread the word through wearing their t-shirts. Everything started with a child’s sketch given as a present to Martin during his time as assistant teacher in Tansania. He printed the drawing as a memory on a T-shirt. In the meantime there are many eco-fair T-shirts with funny and unique motives. From the proceeds of the sale local children are supported. In future we will be part of the Around the World gallery. Find out more here.
As you may know, money — or the greed for it – can harm people and nature. As to avoid that our savings are included in shady dealings we searched for sustainable banks. We decided on the Triodos Bank. Since 1980 they deal in credits exclusively to sustainable projects, which benefit people, environment or culture. Examples are e.g. schools, rest homes, organic agriculture and renewable energies. Those projects are portrayed in detail and transparently on the Triodos website. In the meantime over 600,000 people in Europe are part of the Triodos movement. We also wish to be included and put our money into trustful hands. Money can achieve so much more – namely it can turn the world into a direction we are choosing! Great, isn’t it? If you also want to join, have a look at the Triodos website.
Vaude Store in Constanze
We think Vaude is great because they live a sustainable corporate philosophy. They try to produce their outdoor equipment as environmentally friendly and fair as possible. Sound labels such as that from the Fair Wear Foundation underline their efforts. On top of that Vaude articles are functional, trendy and durable. 5 out of 5 stars. The Vaude store in Constanze offers a whole range of those lovely products and sponsors us with some articles. In the rainy future you will find fotos of us in cagoules and rain pants on the facebook page of the store. Find the facebook page here (German).
Zweirad Joos supports us with some bike equipment and expertise missing on our side. In Radolfzell and other cities at Lake Constance the company owns stores with a large area making them one of the largest bicycle dealers here. If you wish to make a trip around the largest lake in Germany, you can lend the bikes here or the experienced team repairs your own bike if necessary. Find out more here about Zweirad Joos. In addition, the vaude store in Constanze belongs to the same owner and also supports us with useful gear.