Every single day in the year, there is somewhere in the world a GBI event, where people from all cultures support long-term oriented charitable projects by means of personal and sportive engagement.
We cycle for charity
The people behind the GBI
Michael is the originator and founder of the first GBI back in 2008, where he set-up a first charity ride with more than 60 people, cycling from Düsseldorf in Germany to Newbury in the UK, and raising more than 20.000 Euro of funds.
Anja knows the GBI since many years as cyclist as well as volunteer, and everybody knows her. In the remaining years she was responsible for the participant care and the finance issues related to the GBI. Now she concentrates on the financial affairs, but will support Michael with the participant care as well.
In 2009 Oliver joined the GBI community as cyclist, since 2014 he took over different roles in the GBI organisation. He is responsible for the GBI website and mobile app, social media and press relationship.
Michael is responsible for all participant care issues regarding our events. No matter whether you need information about upcoming events, you want to change your booking or you would like to express praise or critism, Michael will be your first contact.
Jürgen knows the GBI sind 2012, when he joined our Initiative as a volunteer. Now he is responsible for the Tour Office during the GBI Europe events. He is the first contact for all issues and questions during the tour and very often able to answer them right away.
Thomas has several years of experience with the GBI. The is an enthusiastic cyclist and knows what is important to develop excellent bike tracks for such a huge bike event.
Klaus provides the GBI communitiy with energy of different kinds.
Prior to the tour he acts as location sout and checks for adequate accommodation for hundreds of people as well as for the hotel rooms at all stages to ensure a relaxing sleep. During the tour he provides the cyclists with fruits, energy bars and isonotic drinks at the nutrition points.
Andreas is the chief logistics officer of the GBI Europe tour. He and his team are taking care of the transportation of participant luggage as well as the matresses and tents for the camp accommodation.
Ronjon takes over the responsibility for the GBI camp in 2017. He will take care that the camp is ready each day before the first cyclists arrive.
With his open-minded behaviour everybody will know him on the second day latest.
Karsten takes care at the GBI Europe tour that nobody has to go to bed hungry. The skilled cook and his team prepare different meals for 400 hungry cyclists each day and ensure that everybody gets enough carbs for the next stage. And additionally he creates veggie and halal meals.
Uli is the one, many cyclists dream of during the last kilometers of a track. In particular when the legs are tired. In the evenings he offers massages to exhausted athletes.
Reinhard makes sure that after a hard day in the saddle the cyclists can moisten their dry throats will a cold drink, and afterward that the barbecue is up and runnig.
Since many years Peter is our tour photo- and videographer. On his motorbike he easily reaches the best spots for the perfect shot.
Rainer and his paramedic team accompanies the cyclists on their motorbikes and provides first aid, if needed.
If you have flat tire - Karl repairs it. If your gear shift is broken - Karl fixes it. If your brakes are squeaking - Karl adjusts them. And he has always an open ear for any kind of problem or question.
Every event requires a lot of supporters and assistants. Carrying luggage, barbeque, logistics mounting and de-mounting, mattresses and other location services, driving the service busses, and, and, and... A GBI event would not be possible without a large team of engaged people!