Anne Frank Cycle Challenge 2015
Our Anne Frank Cycle Challenge riders meet the Mayor of Harwich, David Mcleod at a reception at the Guildhall, to welcome the group to the town, and to share and acknowledge the history of the Kindertransport route taken by the riders that day. Cllr Garry calver, responsible for the memorial plaque on the seafront, was also present.
Twenty cyclists joined the Anne Frank Cycle Challenge which took us through the Essex countryside, enjoyable and very picturesque once the rain stopped! We were treated to a history talk from Cllr Garry Calver in Harwich on the Kindertransport, before our ferry travel overnight to Holland. At the Frank Meisler sculpture in Hook of Holland we were lucky to share a breakfast donated by Sallo, the cousin of Michael Friedler(above left), and hear a little of their history with the Kindertransport, and hiding in Amsterdam.
Refuelled we rode along the purpose built coastal cycle path and after a group shot at the hotel (above right), finished the experience at the Anne Frank House where we were given exclusive access to Otto Franks office, and had the chance to remember Anne`s tragically short life there. Michael`s mother Sybilla, was hidden just doors away from the Frank family at 289 Prinsengracht, and we took a moment to remember her story there too.
Some of our cyclists continued their journey on to Westerbork, Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz concentration camps. One of our cyclists Robert has blogged his travels from start to finish. You can have a read here.
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