Our annual Charity Bike Ride, sees Colt team members riding hundreds of kilometres to raise money for charities that support children in need. This year, the ride is entering its eighth year, and Colt riders will be travelling more than 520km across four days from Brussels to Dusseldorf.
The Colt Bike Ride is our single largest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event, and over the past seven years, we’ve raised more than €1,000,000 for charities across 16 countries that support underprivileged children.
When it started, we aimed to ride the entire Colt network, and so far employees have ridden more than 3650km, from London to Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Zurich, Marseille to Barcelona, Barcelona to Valencia and Milan to Rome.
About the bike ride charities
The Colt Charity Bike Ride supports a collection of beneficiary organisations and your fundraising helps these organisations to continue to provide services to support children, youth education and mental health.
Colt will match all the donations that are made, a great way to increase our impact on the local communities.
Below are some links to the charities our riders are supporting this year. We encourage you to follow the link for your local charity to show support for not only the Colt riders, but also for the important work that each one of these organisations does.
Donate to our Charity Partners:
Kinder-Lachen gives children who grew up in bad and violent environments a new and loving home with structured elements, so that these children get education, their own beds and some kind of family atmosphere.
Het Balanske is a well being centre for persons with a mental/physical handicap and their families. Playing music, dancing, playing games, exploring their creativity, holidays with family, after school care and many other activities are planned.
Børns Vilkår (Children's Conditions) have a large network of companies at support their work to ensure that now children and young people in Denmark are let down, either by their families or by general society.
Premiers de Cordee offers sports introductions for hospitalised children and also disability awareness actions for schools, communities and businesses, with a program to make schools & companies aware of the Handicap through sports.
BrotZeit e.V. supports more than 200 schools across Germany. 7,100 children receive a well-balanced breakfast every morning. Their holistic concept also forms the charity name: give bread and give time.
Heep Hong Society is a leading education and training organisation committed to helping children & youth of diverse needs. These services help those with special education needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyslexia and ADHD.
Welfare Society for Persons with Speech & Hearing Impairment
Based in Gurgaon, the centre has been developed to impart education to the hearing and speech impaired special children in Sign Language, photography and sports.
When life is short, two things become very important to families: the quality of life and making the most of every day. LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice provides free palliative care and support for all children with life-limiting conditions.
Paideia's Goal is to spread a childhood culture and participate in building a more inclusive and responsible society. Paideia offers support to families in difficulty, experiments in models of social intervention and helps children's growth and development.
YouMeWe work with children's homes in the Tokyo area to better understand each home's needs, environments & interests of their kids, to better provide support with tutoring in languages, writing and digital literacy, alongside internships & school options.
Only Friends is an Amsterdam sports centre for children with all kinds of disabilities. They offer a variety of sports to around 600 kids. After originally being sponsored by the Ronald McDonald foundation, they are looking for new sponsors.
ANRAM Association focuses on two fundamental aspects of the development of children - personal development and social development, using Olympic Boxing as an instrument of character formation, with after-school teaching support.
Asociatia de Poveste works with children from disadvantaged placement centres and backgrounds in Sibiu, and has created for them programs on personal development and career progression, as well as interactive art therapy sessions.
Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. The Singapore affiliate has only been running since April 2002 but has already granted over 1,280 wishes.
Aldeas Infantiles guarantee an SOS family to children that are suffering from a lack of parental care, providing them with a safe & stable environment. They focus on the development of the child until they can become self-reliant and well integrated into society.
Moldea is the association giving support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Moldea places a focus on helping children with everyday tasks, teaching them independence and how to communicate and respect others.
Help to Help funds and promotes positive development in East Africa through access to higher education for young adults. Currently, they enlist students in Medicine, Educational Science, Engineering and Social Science & Business.
Kinderkrebshilfe Schweiz or 'Children's Cancer Aid Switzerland' works for affected families by supporting them financially, in an advisory capacity, informatively and in many other activities.
Richard House deliver specialist care for babies, children and young adults with life limiting illnesses, supporting through counselling, therapy, bereavement support and more, with a focus on living for today & creating positive memories for tomorrow.
Children of Promise addresses the specific emotional trauma that can be triggered by losing a parent to incarceration, with after-school programs and summer day camps, providing therapeutic services and youth development all under one roof.