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Rainforests are the winner in Gebrüder Weiss cycle challenge

[ October 12, 2023   //   ]

Austrian forwarder Gebrüder Weiss’s ‘Cycling around the World’ campaign has ended with an impressive 612,246km (380,432 miles) covered by  650 participants – more than 15 times around the globe, far surpassing their original goal to circle the earth seven times.

The participants used a cycling app to record the distances they covered. The close finish between Janusz Mucha from Poland and Markus Knabl from Austria remained thrilling until the very end, when they shared first place in this year’s competition, each of them covering more than 17,000 kilometers.

Head of communications, Frank Haas, said: “This year’s large number of participants from all over the world has clearly exceeded our expectations. We thank all entrants for their outstanding commitment.”

For Gebrüder Weiss, this competition is not only a sports challenge, it also stands for sustainable mobility and active climate protection, underlined by the company’s reforestation project in Nicaragua: for the kilometers covered, Gebrüder Weiss has planted a total of 7,000 trees, in partnership with the Primaklima non-profit organization active.