24. 05. 10. – 19:00
Former cycling champion Peter Luttenberger set off for Singapore yesterday to collect money for the needy.
The 37-year-old had the idea for his „United World” last year.
„I made some preparations, of course, but it’s a rather spontaneous trip. It doesn’t matter whether a lorry driver takes me to Bulgaria, Romania or Albania,” he explained before starting his journey towards Croatia in St. Peter am Ottersbach in the province of Styria yesterday (Sun).
Luttenberger, who finished the Tour de France in fifth in 1996, said the plan was to arrive in the Asian country in three to four months.
He explained: „I will ride on my race bike most of the distance. Two bags with clothes, a satellite navigation system, a mobile phone, my laptop, a tent and a sleeping bag is all I have with me.”
Luttenberger added he planned to hitchhike every now and then.
Speaking about his charity idea, he said: „The more people follow my journey on the internet, the higher the marketing value of the homepage ‘www.unitedworldtour.com’ is. Money collected by selling ads will be used to buy clothes and food for the poor people I meet on the road.
„If I, for example, buy shoes for children in Albania, I’ll send a picture to Miss Maier in Vienna who donated 50 Euros to make this possible,” he explained.

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Ex-cycling pro travels to Singapore in charity bid

24. 05. 10. – 19:00
Former cycling champion Peter Luttenberger set off for Singapore yesterday to collect money for the needy.
The 37-year-old had the idea for his „United World” last year.
„I made some preparations, of course, but it’s a rather spontaneous trip. It doesn’t matter whether a lorry driver takes me to Bulgaria, Romania or Albania,” he explained before starting his journey towards Croatia in St. Peter am Ottersbach in the province of Styria yesterday (Sun).
Luttenberger, who finished the Tour de France in fifth in 1996, said the plan was to arrive in the Asian country in three to four months.
He explained: „I will ride on my race bike most of the distance. Two bags with clothes, a satellite navigation system, a mobile phone, my laptop, a tent and a sleeping bag is all I have with me.”
Luttenberger added he planned to hitchhike every now and then.
Speaking about his charity idea, he said: „The more people follow my journey on the internet, the higher the marketing value of the homepage ‘www.unitedworldtour.com’ is. Money collected by selling ads will be used to buy clothes and food for the poor people I meet on the road.
„If I, for example, buy shoes for children in Albania, I’ll send a picture to Miss Maier in Vienna who donated 50 Euros to make this possible,” he explained.

Read the article on Croatian Times

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