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Jens Voigt to attempt Everest Challenge

Jens will ride up and down the famous Berlin Teufelsberg, his home-mountain which features about 90m of elevation. He will do so until he reaches the accumulated vertical elevation of the worlds highest mountain, Everest which is 29,029 feet or 8,848 metres

The challenge is in Berlin and Jens will be using a climb called the Teufelsberg which is a little hill and he will have to do it about 100 times on his TREK cronus cyclocross bike. He will need to take approximately 12 minutes to ride each lap of the 4km course.

"Of course people might think I am crazy to do something like this" Jens acknowledges "But hey, I never said I wasn't crazy right? Haha."

I want to do this for two reasons. First & foremost I was touched by the amazing charity work of the Tour de Cure in Australia and I want to help raise as much awareness & funds for the fight against cancer."

"The second reason is that I love to challenge my limits, trying to see what my body & mind are capable of & what better way to do this than riding my bike for 24 hours - climbing the equivalent of the MOUNT EVEREST! It will possibly be the ride that embodies my motto ”SHUT UP LEGS" like nothing else I've ever done on the bike before….certainly the last 12 hours!” 

Jens is hoping to raise around 10,000 Euros for the charity, Tour de Cure.

"I will start at midday on Monday the 2nd January and I will finish at approx midday on the 3rd of January. I am planning a total time of about 24 hrs-  a complete day. "

"My pure riding time will be quicker, but I will stop a few times to eat or drink and to do some pictures or short videos for my social media followers, because I want them to be involved and I want them to be part of the 24hrs of riding."

"How can people support me: You can follow me online. I will post something every hour about my progress and how I feel including some short videos. I will post a link the donation site, please help me to reach my objective. Every dollar you give will benefit Tour de Cure."

"Can people join me on that climb: Of course they can. It's open for everyone and I invite you to ride one or two laps with me and help me making it through this challenge."

"Only together we can beat this disease"

For more information and to donate, please visit: https://www.ammado.com/community/jensieeverestchallenge
 
Jens will ride up and down the famous Berlin Teufelsberg, his home-mountain which features about 90m of elevation 100 times in 24 hours