A Korean-German couple set off Thursday on a 6,000 km cycle tour of northern Europe to promote PyeongChang’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Kim Mun-suk and her husband Eric Wehrheim, who live in Frankfurt, Germany, will cycle through Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for 100 days between May 5 and August 22. The couple said they will support PyeongChang’s 2018 bid each day on their journey until the host city for the 2018 Games is elected on July 6 in Durban, South Africa.
The couple has decorated their cycles with flags and stickers, and will tell people they meet along the way about PyeongChang’s bid and their love of the city.
Kim Mun-suk said, “Eric and I are incredibly excited about the adventure that awaits us over the next few months. We both are passionate supporters of PyeongChang’s bid and we want to tell people all over Europe that they will have an amazing experience at a Winter Games in PyeongChang – it’s a beautiful place to visit and enjoy”.
Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of PyeongChang 2018 said, “I want to wish Kim and Eric the very best of luck on their cycle tour of Europe. If PyeongChang has the honour of hosting the Winter Games in 2018, Korean people would be delighted to welcome people from around the world to enjoy the city and the sporting festival.
“This amazing public support from people in so many nations provides great encouragement as our campaign heads to the 2018 Host City decision in July”.