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Fundraising bike tour Potsdam-Magdeburg: an ambulance for Ukraine!

Help us buy an ambulance for Ukraine

A community in the Zaporizhzhya region urgently needs ambulances. We have the opportunity to buy a suitable vehicle second-hand. We need 15,000 EUR in total. We successfully raised donations with a solo 300 km bike ride in July – but we are still missing 6,000 EUR.

Here we need your support: Come ride with us 130 km to Magdeburg, Zaporizhzhya’s sister city – and ask your families, friends, acquaintances and colleagues to sponsor you. Can you manage to raise 130 or even 260 euros for 130 kilometres?

When: Saturday, 16 September

Start: 08:00 in Potsdam (Hauptbahnhof) 

Arrival: between 4 and 7 p.m. in Magdeburg. 

(Doing a short version is possible: Potsdam – Brandenburg/Havel, 40 km).

Good basic fitness is required, but everyone is welcome! We ride in two groups: Group 1 at a brisker pace (23-25 km/h), group 2 will take it easy (18-20 km/h).

Return: on same evening/afternoon by regional train (RE 1).

from Magdeburg: departures every hour. Approx. 1:40 hrs to Berlin.

from Brandenburg: departures twice every hour, approx. 50 min to Berlin.

Hop on your road or touring bike, bring water, protein bars and repair kit/spare tube – and of course your donations! We will cycle along roads with little traffic and on cycle paths.

Registration: Please email us at

We will send you material (pictures, information) for your social media account so you can inform your family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues about the donation drive.

Can’t make it but want to donate?

Via PayPal: 

Via bank transfer:

Roter Stern Berlin 2012 e.V.
IBAN: DE70 8306 5408 0004 0255 47
Purpose: Ukrainebus rtw


Magdeburg is the sister city of Zaporizhzhya. In the region, people live in difficult conditions, only a few kilometres from the front. Inhabitants from the settlements in the region occupied by Russian forces have fled in their thousands to the vicinity of the city of Zaporizhzhya. A functioning health care network is critical for these displaced people, but the existing infrastructure has suffered greatly from the attacks. The administration of occupied Chernihivka, one of the occupied communities in the region, is trying to maintain basic health care services for its internally displaced citizens, and has turned to us for help acquiring ambulances.