The Association - Who are we?
The association Radeln auf den Großen Feldberg e.V. was founded on the 8 September 2010 by 10 kind hearted people .
It all began in the Spring 2007, where Manuela and Bent, in order to improve their fitness, made a bet who would make it first to the top of the Grosser Feldberg in the Taunus Mountains. When Bent's wife to be, Annette, heard about the challenge, she immediately suggested that we should try to raise money for charity. According to her, nobody in the UK would do something that silly without raising money for a worthy cause.
Both Manuela and Bent thought this was a great idea, and within days' their friend Elisabeth offered to act as treasurer. We then learned about the association Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. and realised we had found the charity we wanted to support. It was important to us to support a local charity in the Rhein-Main area. We are proud to be able to support this organisation.
In total, 13 friends and colleagues joined the bike ride from Oberursel to the top of Grosser Feldberg on 13 October 2007, and in doing so, we raised an amazing amount of € 3.052,50 for the Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.
We were not really planning to organise an event in 2008, but as colleagues and friends started asking about the date for the 2008 event, we realised that we had started something special. Something that we are now very, very committed to, and very proud of.
Over the past years we have reached the following milestones:
2007 13 participants - € 3,052.50 donated
2008 33 participants - € 4,155.50 donated
2009 109 participants - € 7,742.00 donated
2010 223 participants - € 11,508.92 donated
2011 251 participants - € 10,550.00 donated
2012 304 participants - € 15,000.00 donated
2013 204 participants - € 14,000.00 donated
2014 718 participants - € 21,000.00 donated
2015 245 participants - € 15,000.00 donated
2016 203 participants - € 15,000.00 donated
2017 243 participants - € 14,000.00 donated
2018 245 participants - € 16,700.00 donated
After the success in 2009 we established our association (the e.V.) to get a better structure on future events, as well as being able to issue Receipts for Sponsorship (both cash and prizes for e.g. Tombola) to the Sponsors. For this reason we are also recognised by the Bad Homburg Finanzamt as Gemeinnütziges verein. This also gives us a special tax status.
If YOU would like to support us by joining our Charity as a member, and helping in the planning of future events, please get in touch with us. You will find the sign-up form here.
We would be delighted to welcome you as a member of our Charity. We especially welcome people with creative ideas for future events, to raise as much money as possible.
Bent, Glenn & Elisabeth