Team Rynkeby

We are Team Rynkeby

2,000 riders

Team Rynkeby consists of more than 2,000 riders and 500+ service crew members distributed on 64 local teams in 8 countries and an international team.

4,500 sponsors

In 2024 we have more than 4,700 sponsors who contributed to the project with sponsorships of different kinds.

9,1 mio. Euro

In 2023 we donated EUR 9,1 million to organizations that help children with critical illnesses.

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The organization

Team Rynkeby is driven by Team Rynkeby Fonden.


We support

Team Rynkeby support critically ill children. 



We regularly arrange events that help support the good cause.

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A clear mission

Team Rynkeby is a European charity cycling team. Every summer we cycle to Paris to raise money for seriously ill children.

Team Rynkeby was founded in 2002, when 11 amateur cyclists associated with Rynkeby Foods A/S decided to cycle to Paris to see the final stage of the Tour de France.

Rynkeby Foods was the main sponsor of their trip, which was also backed by other companies. In fact, the cyclists who joined the world's first Team Rynkeby team were so accomplished at finding sponsors that, when the team returned to Denmark just over a week later, the team had made € 5,100 profit.

Team Rynkeby donated their profits to the children's cancer unit at Odense University Hospital. A tradition was born!

The money goes to children with critical illness

Throughout most of the year, not only must members be prepared to cycle the 1,200-kilometre trip to Paris, they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for children with critical illnesses.

All participants in Team Rynkeby cover their own costs for bike, Team Rynkeby bike wear, helmet and hotel, while the project’s main costs are shared between Eckes-Granini, through its brands Rynkeby, God Morgon, hohes C, granini, and the collected funds. There will never be spend more than 12 % of the collected funds for administration.

In 2023, Team Rynkeby donated 9,179 million EUR to organisations that help children with critical illnesses.

Team Rynkeby's donations