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    Print2People.dk

    Print2People.dk

    Print2People is an online printshop that offers a number of interesting and individually produced print matters and other high quality products at very competitive prices. The company is located in Køge, Denmark is smoothly run by Jesper and Henrik who are happy bicycle enthusiasts themselves. We are very happy for the optimism and contagious drive that the boys behind Print2People have shown us and we are proud to present Print2People as our main sponsor. Jesper and Henrik, grab those bikes and come and meet us out there. A warm thank for everything…

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    Middelfart Sparekasse

    Middelfart Sparekasse

    Middelfart Sparekasse was founded in 1853 and since then things have been developing fast. Today the company has 8 departments and the main office in Middelfart. In spite of this development the commercial bank has managed to keep the local area and the local initiatives in focus (The bank supported Nicolai’s university stay in Brazil in 2001). The vision to be the best commercial bank in Denmark was put to life in 2005 when Middelfart won the title “Denmark’s Best Place to Work” – the result of a focused work with the development of the employers’ ressources in a wish to create a sound working place with happy collegues and satisfied customers. We are very grateful of the economical support that Middelfart Sparekasse has given the expedition. As costumers in Middelfart Sparekasse we are sure that we and our finances are in good hands on the expedition. Good luck to all the people at Middelfart Sparekasse!

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    IT-Kompetence

    IT-Kompetence

    IT-Kompetence is a company that deals with counselling and training courses in relation to education of unemployees with different professional backgrounds and job wishes. The company teaches and coaches in job applications and job creating activities. The contact with Karsten & IT-Kompetence developed by a mere chance in a bike store in Copenhagen in autumn 2005 and since then Pablo and I have felt a profound and highly appreciated support – both mentally and financially. You’re a star, Karsten ;-)

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    In collaboration with the Danish Toursport the Swiss outdoor company Exped has been a great help to me on the way. Exped has kindly sponsored a super light weight tent, the Vela 1 Extrem, which is ideal for the solo travelling longdistance cyclist who care about weight, quality and functionality. The Exped Team has designed and built high-quality and specialized outdoor gear for the active outdoor enthusiast. A huge thank you to Exped, Willem from The Outsider and Toursport! Appreciate it, guys!

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    Toursport

    Toursport

    The Danish outdoor equipment shop Toursport has a webshop as well as stores in both Aarhus and Aalborg and has been selling quality equipment for travel and leisure on all levels since the early 1990s. The philosophy at Toursport is to offer expertise and good advise regarding their impressive selection of outdoor equipment through an experienced staff – a help we needed in our preparations for the trip. Toursport has very kindly supplied us with sleeping bags (world class!), sandals, T-shirts and rain gear. Morten, you’ve been a fantastic support for us, especially in those rather chaotic days before the departure. Thanks a lot for that – and for the super equipment…

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    Norrøna

    Norrøna

    Norrøna is making high-quality backpacks and clothes for active outdoor people no matter if you are climbing mountains, skiing in white powder, on a small run or bicycling around the world. Norrøna’s goal is to be the leading outdoor brand in terms of functionality, design and quality and at the same time provide an exellent service. A great, great thank you to Norrøna (incl. Birgitte) for their unconditional support!

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    Fitness DK

    Fitness dk / ABC

    Fitness dk is the biggest chain of fitness centres in Denmark and has more than 85.000 members in their 36 centres. As a Fitness dk member you can use all the well equipped centres, take part in some of the many forms of exercise (ex. yoga, boxing, spinning (yeah!), water aerobic, junior teams, senior teams, temas for the pregnant) and you’re offered free coaching and training programmes. Fitness dk has made it possible to get fit and ready for the expedition. Besides a nice fleece jacket (and a “Hall of Fame” T-shirt that we’ve joked about) Ellen & Anders from the ABC centre in Copenhagen has given us a full Fitness dk membership for a year so that we can keep the slim and healthy lines when we come back. A warm thank you!

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    Ortlieb

    Friluftsland

    MSR

    MSR

    Friluftsland (formed in 1984) consists of 6 shops and a webshop and is one of Denmark’s leading outdoor equipment suppliers (backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, clothes and footwear). Friluftsland cooporates with a lot of the big outdoor equipment brands such as MSR who – together with Friluftsland – sponsor our project with a fantastic MSR expedition tent and a MSR multifuel burner (online test to come right here!). A great thank you to Jesper og Anders!

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    Ortlieb

    Ortlieb

    Ortlieb is a German company founded in 1982 that produces a great range of top quality outdoor products (travel bags, self-inflating mattresses, bike panniers and more) that are characterized by being 100% waterproof thanks to a tightly sealed closure systems. Today Ortlieb is the leading supplier of bike panniers among the international bicycle touring people. Surely our bicycles are equipped with Ortlieb bike panniers. A warm thank to Søren at Biketoyz.dk who distributes all Ortlieb products in Denmark for supporting us!

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    Footprint travel guides

    Footprint Travel Guides

    Footprint Travel Guides is a great guide book series based in Britain that offers comprehensive, accurate and informative data for the inexperienced and the intrepid traveller. We’ve used their guides on earlier travels and the guides really work to inspire and entertain in a highly admirable way. Footprint has supplied us with a pile of their super guide books – brand new and very tempting! Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

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    Nordisk korthandel

    Nordisk korthandel

    Nordisk Korthandel / Scanmaps.dk is the leading agent selling maps, atlasses, and guide books. Besides the web shop (Scanmaps.dk ) Nordisk Korthandel has a shop situated in downtown Copenhagen where it’s very hard not to get totally absorbed and inspired by the huge piles of travel guides and maps. Nordisk Korthandel has supplied us with numerable guide books (Lonely Planet), a compass and wonderful and indispensable maps of all the countries we’ ll go through. No more excuses for not finding our way around the world! A great thank you to Jacob and Kirsten!

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    Sealskinz

    Sealskinz

    SealSkinz® are the world’s only range of waterproof, breathable, close-fitting socks and gloves. Suitable for a wide variety of uses, from outdoor pursuits to gardening, you’re sure to stay dry with SealSkinz® on! Thanks to Jette and Erki Motor who sells the SealSkinz® products in Denmark

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    Bradt guides

    Bradt Guides

    Since the 1970s Bradt have been informing, enlightening, advising – and even occasionally astounding – travellers who want to explore new places, from Antarctica to Zanzibar. From the seriously offbeat to popular tourist locations the Bradt guides are written with knowledge, sensitivity and understanding. Today Bradt publishes guides to over 100 destinations. Felicity at Bradt has kindly sent us several of their guide books to support the expedition. Thanks a lot, Felicity!

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    Apollo Shipping GmbH & Co.KG

    Apollo Shipping GmbH & Co. KG

    Apollo Shipping GmbH & Co.KG is a shipping company based in Hamburg, Germany. The company was founded in 1991 and specializes in cargo chartering worldwide. Apollo Shipping has kindly supported the expedition financially – thank you!

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    WaterWay Shipping

    WaterWay Shipping

    WaterWay Shipping is a shipping agency founded in 2004. WaterWay Shipping do chartering worldwide and the company has contact with many of the world’s leading ship owners, which provide a steady base for the company. The company works as direct broker for a fleet of 40 vessels in all sizes. WaterWay Shipping is run by Thomas G. Frederiksen who has kindly supported the expedition financially – thanks a lot for that…

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    Rock Oil

    Rock Oil

    Rock Oil is a private, family-owned UK company , established since 1928. Rock Oil manufactures a comprehensive product range encompassing mineral, semi-synthetic and fully synthetic lubricants most famous for its use in motor sports. No doubt our bicycles and all their moving parts will highly appreciate the lubricants that Rock Oil has given us! Thanks to Erki Motor who sells the Rock Oil products in Denmark

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    Vindrose Rejser

    Vindrose Rejser

    Since 1977 Vindrose Rejser has been the leading Danish travel agency regarding Poland travels. Vindrose Rejser has kindly sponsored us with two oneway ferry tickets from Copenhagen to Swinoujscie in Poland’s northwestern corner – incl. cabin and bikes! Thank you very much, Nicolai!

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    Moleskine

    Moleskine

    For two centuries Moleskine has been the legendary notebook of european artists and intellectuals, from Van Gogh to Henri Matisse, to Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. This silent and discreet keeper of an extraordinary tradition, which has been missing for years, has been reproduced by the Italian company Modo&Modo and in just a few years, the success of the Moleskine has grown to make it a symbol of contemporary nomadism. Michael from Kontorartikler.dk who sells Moleskine has kindly made sure that we won’t run out of those lovely diary pages!

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    Michelin

    Michelin

    French Michelin produces accurate and very user friendly maps and guides from all over the world.
    ViaMichelin who designs, develops and markets digital travel assistance products and services was set up in 2000 and shares the desire of its sole shareholder, the Michelin Group, to contribute to improving mobility by becoming a major European supplier of innovative services in the field of travel. We’re quite honoured to be sponsored by the company with the fat, yet happy and worldfamous Michelin “rubber man”. Thanks to the Parisian crew at Michelin, France.

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