18th of August the cycling race Géants Des Ardennes took place in Liège, Belgium. With the help of team leader Jeroen de Schepper, the European Huntington Association participated with their own team: HD on the Bike.
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Around 40 people had travelled to Liège from seven different countries. A group of nine people drove 16 hours from Poland, another group came all the way from California.
At the day of the race, 32 people biked for Huntington’s disease (HD). The others cheered for the team.
The HD team biked in two groups: one group cycled 80 km, the other 150 km. Together they biked a distance corresponding to going from Copenhagen in Denmark all the way to Casablanca in Morocco, and cycled an altitude equivalent to climbing Mount Everest five times.
And they did it all for one cause: tear down the stigmas surrounding Huntington’s disease.
The European Huntington Association is already planning next year’s race (only next time it will take place in a more flat land area – we don’t have to bike Mount Everest five times every time we raise awareness for HD..)