Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes! By donating to Ride for Rights or sponsoring a cyclist, you can be sure that your donation goes to a good cause, with a high impact and that also benefits you.
The money raised goes to Hague-based human rights organisation Justice and Peace Netherlands, the NGO that powers & coordinates the Shelter City initiative for human rights defenders at risk. This money will go directly to funding security trainings for human rights defenders at risk.
Justice and Peace Netherlands is recognised as an ANBI (public benefit organisation) by the Dutch administration, registered under STICHTING JUSTITIA ET PAX NEDERLAND. It means that your gift is tax-deductible. Find out more on the Dutch tax services website.
Justice and Peace is also a Recognised Charity and certified by CBF, so you know your donation goes to a good cause.
100% of the money that you fundraise via your own crowdfunding page or that you donate will go directly to the Shelter City initiative for human rights defenders at risk. It will specifically fund vital security trainings for human rights defenders that take part in the initiative.
Why are security trainings needed?
While the Shelter City initiative provides temporary relocation to human rights defenders at risk, the most important aspect of the intiaitive is that when human rights defenders return to their home after three months relocation, they can continue their work safely and effectively over the longer term. During the relocation period, they receive security trainings in for example Digital Security, Organisational Security, Physical Security, and Psychological Well-being.
You can decide to only cycle a part of the 400 kilometer route. Start points are at the checkpoints in The Hague, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, or Haarlem only.
Cyclists that sign up for a portion of the route will still need to fundraise a minimum of 300 euros. For more information, email email@example.com.
There will be a total of 5 checkpoints on the route. They will be in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, and Haarlem.
Each checkpoint will provide cyclists with food, drinks, places to rest, shelter, bike repair, first aid, music and toilets.
Yes, we will provide you with food and drinks during the bike ride.
Feel free to bring your own snacks. If you have dietary requirements, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be able to register until the 10th of May 2019. The registration will close afterwards, since we need to plan the ride for every cyclist. Furthermore, you also need enough time to crowdfund!
Each cyclist will receive a Ride for Rights Cycling Shirt and Water Bottle!
During the ride, Ride for Rights will provide you with food, drinks, first aid, and bike repair tools along the way at the checkpoints.
** We ask you to bring your own helmet and bike lights (front and back). These are mandatory for participation. **
As many as you would like! We recommend a team of up to 4 team members.
If you want, you can relay and split up the 400 kilometer routes. There will be rest stops along the way in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, and Haarlem, making it easy for you to take over from a team mate, or join in the route along the way!
Don´t worry if your team is not complete yet!
You can click on "Start Cycling!" and start signing up as a team.
Later on, your friends or collegues can sign up via "Start Cycling!" and sign up under the function "Join a Team" and can choose to join your team.
If you want, you can choose to relay with your friends or family and split up the distance!
How does the relay work?
A relay race is when members of a team take turns completing parts of a course or route.
Members can easily change their team mates at our rest stops in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht and Haarlem.
You will receive the GPS route prior to the Ride for Rights weekend. Furthermore, you will have the accompanyment of other cyclists to find your way to the next checkpoint.
There will also be markings at tricky areas of the route to make sure you find your way safely and easily.
You are more than welcome to invite your family and friends to be present at the finish line in The Hague. We will announce more information closer to the date about the time and location.
Yes! There will be a celebratory event at the finish line at Lola Bikes and Coffee in The Hague.
We will share the information with you as soon as we know more, keep an eye on our emails and newsletters.
We will be organising multiple joint trainings from mid-February to May 2019 to help you train for Ride for Rights and get to know your fellow cyclists taking part. As soon as we know the date and location, we will share it with you via email.
Once you have signed up via this website we will provide you with a fundraising toolkit that will guide you through the process of succesful crowdfunding.
1. Click on: Start Cycling!
2. We will guide you through the process of setting up your own crowdfunding page
3. The best way is to personalize your crowdfunding page with pictures of you and your friends cycling or share a little bit about your personal motivation.
4. Once you created your own fundraising page: share it on your social media, WhatsApp, Twitter and tell your friends, family, company, or university to support you!
5. If you have any questions, contact us.