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Fundraising ride in The Netherlands

Jerry

2016
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I'm not sure if there's any Dutch folk on these forums other than myself, but I'll post this regardless.
Thing is, a friend of mine is organising a fundraising ride to raise money for KWF (english link), a Dutch organisation that funds research to treat and prevent cancer and they do a lot to raise awareness surrounding the subject.
Almost two years ago, he lost his mother to cancer and in honor and remembrance of her decided to organize this ride in 2016. This year will mark the second edition of the ride and the plan is to make it an annual event. The name of the event is Triumphing Cancer, inspired by his pre-existing love for Triumph motorcycles. This year's ride will take place on the first of October in The Netherlands.

Some links (all in Dutch unfortunately):
http://triumphingcancer.nl/ The Triumphing Cancer website
https://www.facebook.com/groups/triumphingcancer/ The Facebook page
https://acties.kwf.nl/triumphingcancer2017 Can't ride but want to donate money? Go here.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1428273550531261&type=1 Photos of
last years ride

So yeah, considering the geographic location of most people on this forum, this wont be a thing for you, but I wanted to post this anyway because maybe it inspires someone to donate or maybe even organize something similar
 

Jerry

2016
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I'm standing right in front of the left pole. To the right (from camera's pov) there's a girl with a bright green coat and to the left there's a silver haired man with a red shirt.
 

Jerry

2016
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All of the unedited video footage I took can be viewed here. It's only half the ride though, didn't set up the cam before the midpoint coffee break.

Eh, the forum turns my google drive link into some sort of preview thingy that doesn't show anything.

Copy URL below and remove the space between the / and open to open the Google Drive folder.
https://drive.google.com/ open?id=0ByEZjTDnDnz1b3k3VVVFOVBfMUk
 

Jerry

2016
CBR650F ABS
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This year's edition will be held at the 16th of November. No need to make an announcement out of it, as I think I'm the only Dutch poster around here, but I hope to get some more nice footage out of it that I can post here.
 

Jerry

2016
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Yesterday was the 2018 edition of this ride. Over 100 bikes with nearly 130 participants. Weather was great too.

Actually met someone on a CBR650F as well. He complimented me on my great taste in bikes ;) I pointed him to these forums, hope he finds his way here :)

Here's a few of the bikes parked at the start.
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Here's a pic at the halfway point where we stopped for tea/coffee with some apple pie.
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Jerry

2016
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Took part in the 2019 edition which was held today. Raised more than 5500 Euro so far (some more money will come in the next two weeks) which is nice. We had great weather (which was especially nice because last week the weather was pretty bad).
At the end of the ride we had a nice BBQ and my uncle's band played live music (they mainly play 60's and 70's covers). There were about 100 participants. Next year will be the fifth edition!