In May 2019, Ampler Bikes challenged the public to submit their dream route for the longest commuter bicycle test ride on the planet. The four chosen challengers were given their own Ampler bikes to complete a bicycle tour of up to 1000 km during the summer. All the challengers successfully completed their adventure, and their inspiring stories will be published throughout September. This is the story of the second Challenge.
Rebecca and Ian are healthy lifestyle converts who for the past two years have been working hard on getting healthier and fitter through cycling, running and healthy eating. Since commencing this plan, Ian has already lost 50 kg. His fiancé Rebecca has been with him every step and pedal of this journey, and they have now reached the results they set themselves two years ago.
As the final challenge of their health journey, Rebecca and Ian cycled 900 km along the West coast of Italy. The long bike ride was a celebration of a successful transformation and an intent to show that anyone can switch to a healthier life. Check out the video below:
The third and last winning story of the Ampler Challenge will be released on September 26th. Andrew experiences his adventure on the route from Morpeth - Iona - Morpeth.
In June 2019, Ampler Bikes invited cyclists from all over Europe to submit their dream route for the world's longest cycling test drive: a special cycle route between 500 and 1000 km in length with an explanation of what makes this tour so unique. Out of more than 3,710 applicants, four were selected to receive their own Ampler e-bikes for the big adventure.
Ampler Challenge received 3710 applications with the oldest applicant being 82 years old and the youngest, albeit a passenger, merely six months old. The project will be launched again in 2020.
Ampler Bikes makes light electric bicycles for urban commuters. The company launched in 2016 with a mission to create better commuting experiences and remove barriers from cycling. Currently, Ampler has 36 people working between the two offices located in Berlin and Tallinn. The Ampler Bikes showroom is located in the lively Berlin neighbourhood in Prenzlauer Berg, at Kollwitzstraße 47.