What is CYCLING FOR CHILDREN?
CYCLING FOR CHILDREN is a unique public cycling event organised in Switzerland in collaboration with Crans-Montana Tourism & Congress. The aim is to show commitment through sporting performance and creative fund-raising to help children in need. Everyone sets their own targets. No mountain is too high to save a child’s life!

A challenge for everyone

Be it beginner, ambitious hobby cyclist or professional athlete – each participant sets their own goal. Within the 12-hour window on our event day, you can cycle our two beautiful rounds (of 15km and 20km respectively), that lead up to peak Plumachit, as many times as you wish.

«CRANS-MONTANA CHALLENGE»: one lap for hobby cyclists (430-750m altitude difference across 15-20 km)
«MATTERHORN IN ONE DAY»: six big laps (4478m altitude difference across 120 km)
«EVEREST IN ONE DAY»: twelve big laps (8848m altitude difference across 240 km)

Our shared goal is to circle the world in 12 hours: 40’000km for a better world for children. Thank you for participating.

What to expect on the day
Imagine a better world for children. A world in which every child has enough to eat, has access to clean drinking water and to health care. That is what you’ll be climbing the mountain for on your bike – on a shorter or a longer route, or even both. Maybe once, maybe several times. Your sporting efforts will be cheered on by a multitude of onlookers. All along the way, music, refreshments and massages. If you need to take a breather at some point, you’ll even find sun loungers along the route.

Children will have their own short cycle course, plus entertainment, so that even the youngest among us can have a fabulous day and get involved in helping children in need.

At the end, the total amount collected will be announced and the cyclists and fundraisers congratulated. The fact that no mountain is too high when it comes to saving a child’s life should also be fittingly celebrated in one of the many restaurants in Crans-Montana.

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