RobertGoesCycling.org was a birthday present to my good friend Robert Ockhuizen, who is cycling from Amsterdam to Istanbul to fundraise for an animal shelter in Amstelveen, The Netherlands. The trip began in mid-June 2013. The goal is to raise 5,000 euros.
My partner Leo and I designed and built the website with Robert's input, and continue to provide technical support as and when needed. As I write this, Robert has started his trip and is somewhere around Luxembourg. This is not his first fundraising bike ride - he had also done a stretch from Singapore to Hong Kong to fundraise for the same animal shelter, in 2008. Robert is one of the coolest, kindest and most laid back people that I know. He also taught me how to cook, and to enjoy cooking.
Robert's an entertaining storyteller and his blog on the website is well worth a visit. Another good reason to visit his site is the excellent playlist that he has at the sidebar - Robert has great taste in music!
Interested to contribute to Robert's cause? You can donate here.