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 in various roles, and everybody knows her.
She mainly controls the GBI finances, but in addition she is higly involved in participant care activities prior to and also after the tours. During our smaller events she is responsible for the touroffice, hotel management as well as for 'snack management'.
In 2009 Oliver joined the GBI community as cyclist and after falling in love with the event he engaged himself in different roles in the GBI organisation since 2014.
Nadine is caring attentively for all needs of the participants during the tours. No matter if you have looking for your room key, want to buy merchandising stuff or need to know the dinner times, she has always an open ear and an appropriate answer. In addition she is responsible for all administrative and organisational activities to manage the volunteers best possible.
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.
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.
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.
Herbert is responsible for the overall fleetmanagement of the GBI. He coordinates the rental trucks and cars we need for our different events. He takes care of all other related topics, e.g. tolls, truck navigation and legal aspects.
Since many years Peter is our tour photo- and videographer. On his motorbike he easily reaches the best spots for the perfect shot.
Ulrich is responsible for the camp locations during the tours. He takes care that the welcome arch, bike park and all other camp facilities are ready when the cyclists arrive.
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.
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.
Antje takes care that everybody, who is not able to cycle the whole stage, is picked up and taken to the daily destination. She also organizes the shuttle services for VIP's and the hotel shuttle.
Kevin started his GBI career on the Gothenburg tour in 2018 and since then he is an inherent part of the GBI family. With his calmness he collects participants from the route or transports the luggage of the hotel guests.
If you have flat tire - Gregor repairs it. If your gear shift is broken - Gregor fixes it. If your brakes are squeaking - Gregor adjusts them. And he has always an open ear for any kind of problem or question.
Rainer and his paramedic team accompanies the cyclists on their motorbikes and provides first aid, if needed.
Moataz is a very experienced GBIan and has left his marks in various areas. Whether as the first egyptian cyclists at a GBI tour in 2008, who triggered a cycling boom in his home country, or as country champion of Egypt, who developed the local GBI organisation to become the second largest team within the GBI Community, he is always engaged with heart and soul for the sake of the good cause.
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!