VIDEO: Jen Voigt rides through the night Everesting for Charity
The affable and ever popular Ex-Pro, Jens Voigt battled through ice, snow, hail and wild boar for 27 hours to raise 25,000 Euros for cancer research organisation Tour De Cure Australia
The retired Tour de France stage winner and former UCI Hour Record holder, Jen Voigt has been riding up and down the famous "Teufelsberg" which loosely translates to "Devils Mountain" in Berlin's Gruenwald forest, his home-mountain which features about 90m of elevation.
He started yesterday afternoon and is on schedule to finish climbing the "Teufelsberg" after 100 times in 24 hours, which is the accumulated vertical elevation of the worlds highest mountain, Everest which is 29,029 feet or 8,848 metres.
Jens was hoping to raise around 10,000 Euros for the charity Tour de Cure to help find cures to beat Cancer, however after regular updates on social media, wishes of support and dozens of riders joining him on his quest, his total has nearly reached 20,000 Euros.
A video was posted to Twitter of a 30-strong group of wild boar coming close to the road where Voigt and friends were riding.
Jen's last tweet "Finally breakfast! Counting the hours now! Really tired. 22 laps to go"
Jen's final Tweet "Done and dusted! 8,845m of climbing - 27h with some small breaks on the bike! Over €25k raised! You guys are amazing!"
The police attended and kept an eye on the animals as the former Trek Factory Racing rider kept pedalling on his Trek Cronus CX bike.
To find out more on his charity fundraising ride, please visit - https://www.ammado.com/community/jensieeverestchallenge