Bike to Close the Gap celebrates its 7th anniversary
On 29th June, Paterberg was the scene of Bike to Close the Gap. Bike to Close the Gap is a cycling event to raise funds for Close the Gap, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to bridge the digital divide by collecting used computers from companies and refurbishing them. The donated assets are redeployed in organisations that help the most vulnerable populations in developing countries to gain valuable IT skills to assist them in their search for work.
A successful edition again, where the organisation was on wheels and got the sportiest IT specialists from Belgium together to compete against the Paterberg. 124 cyclists participated, collectively clocking a total of almost 2300 laps.
The day ended with a small award ceremony, where trophies – symbolically shaped as the cobblestones that make the Paterberg so challenging – were distributed to the man and woman with the most laps on the counter. This year, 4 male participants achieved to cycle 31 laps. Bert De Bisschop of Worldline was the fastest: he rode at an average speed of 27,91 km/h. The woman’s honours went to Marian Vermote of Worldline with 22 laps.
The companies that sponsored this edition brought together 96.750 euros. A nice yield for Bike to Close the Gap! We want to thank these companies, and especially our gold sponsors, Proximus and DNS Belgium for their efforts.