The project WUR on Wheels turned into an impressive colourful virtual bike parade in which 270 students, alumni and employees participated. We started with the goal to cycle 40.000 km around the world in a month. We are, however, proud to announce that together, we cycled almost 97.000 kilometres on five continents. That’s more than two times around the world!
Though WUR on Wheels officially ended on 15 October, it did not stop there. Even now, employees are still biking for the TourdeWUR. They connect WUR offices in the Netherlands on bike. Lida Meijer, Johan van der Eijk and Jennifer Meijer cycled from Wageningen Plant Research in Bleiswijk to Wageningen Economic Research in The Hague. As a 'relay baton' they took black pepper and vanilla to illustrate their pride in the greenhouse cultivation of these spices.
And that is not all, since in the week of 15 October the Borlaug dialogue week took place in Des Moines. The winners of the first ever Wageningen Borlaug Youth Institute attended this event, together with Prof. Louise O. Fresco, president of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research. They got the chance to find solutions in the fight against hunger with other change makers of tomorrow at the Global Youth Institute: a community of hunger fighters. And they did not come empty handed. Participants in WUR on Wheels and donors raised an amount of 10,811 Euros. A fantastic contribution for the first Borlaug Youth Institute outside the USA.
Join us in looking back at the successful WUR on Wheels by reading the full story and all the participant’s stories on the website.