Annelies & Peer Baneke

My father takes a tumble....

This is my (Peer's) father during my last holiday with him in 1978. We had driven from Amsterdam to a village 20 kilometres from Mont Ventoux, one of the legendary Tour de France mountains. The caravan was ideal for my father's MS: feel tired - park and have a rest; you never need to search for a toilet;  no need for hotels with long corridors.
  
When I woke early one morning he was not in his narrow bed. I opened the curtain and there he was,  hanging on to his wheelchair to inch forward over the rough ground. When he sensed that I was watching, he turned around and with that he stumbled and fell -  laughing as he knew that field was one challenge too far! I rushed out with my camera and this is what the picture is.  


We are fundraising for a world without MS

A few weeks ago I turned 70 and at the end of this year I will retire as CEO of the MS International Federation (MSIF). To mark these personal milestones, I will be joining a group of passionate riders to complete ‘Cykelnerven’, a four-day cycling challenge, conquering some of the toughest mountains of this year’s Tour de France. Recent medical advice has hindered my ability to tackle this challenge by myself, so I have formed a mini-team with my daughter, Annelies. Between the two of us, we will get to the top!  Where there's a will there's a way - or perhaps where there's a bike , there's a Baneke!

Riders come from a range of countries and all are raising funds to support MSIF and its aim to bring the world together to end MS. I can’t think of a better farewell gift (and 70th birthday present!) to ask my friends, colleagues, and family for their sponsorship.

This is a gruelling course, but a huge motivator for Annelies and me will be thinking of people such as my (Peer's) father (Annelies' grandfather), who had MS, and of the daily challenges they face. By completing Cykelnerven and raising funds, we hope that all riders can be a beacon of hope for anyone affected by MS.

Annelies and I will be setting off in the first week of June. Please join us in the fight against MS by making a donation on this page.

Thank you for your kind & generous support !

Annelies and Peer

My Achievements

Self Donated

Shared page

Raised 500

Raised 1000

Raised 5000

Smashed Target

Thank you to my Sponsors

£104

Edward A. Kangas

Peer, you are the best !!!!!

£100

Peter Galligan

Wishing you both all the best on your adventure

£20.80

Jo Williams

Very best of luck Peer and Annelies. What a dream team!

£104

Sarah Phillips

Best of luck with this challenge

£250

Sam Baneke

Good luck Daddy and Annelies xxx

£120

Margriet En Henk

£62.40

Andrew Giles

Well done Peer and best wishes from down under!

£20

Abdel

Good luck Peer and Annelies!

£20

Lara Tembey

£15.60

Non Smit

Thank you for your dedication and support to people living with MS around the world, Peer! Best wishes to you both!

£52

Pedro Carrascal

You are the best Peer! Always an inspiration for me!

£26

Jo Pennell

What an experience for you both!

£20.80

Daisy

Good luck!

£52

Jill Hale

Congratulations Peer and Annelies! What a great adventure and for a wonderful cause.

£1.02k

Uae National Multiple Sclerosis Society

On behalf of UAE NMSS team, we would like to thank you for your great support and dedication to the MS cause and wishing you great success in this beautiful challenge.

£20

Catherine & David C

£20.80

Oscar

Yellow jerseys all round! You are both champions before you even start.

£52

Malcolm Ball

Well done both, fantastic effort

£124.80

Kersten Sharrock

Peer the end of an era! And way to go out in style! Good luck with the event- it's a tough one!

£10.40

Phil Boswell

Best of luck!

£104

Louise Baneke-vischer

Great team and a great family challenge ! Lots of love xxx

£312

David And Annabel

It’s a fabulous effort for fabulous reasons. Love from us both ❤️

£104

Luke Thomas

Good luck guys, you're going to be fabulous!

£40

Paul Eaton

Allez Peer & Annelies! I'm exhausted just thinking about your challenge.

£26

Rachel Hill

Good luck Annelies and Peer! Can’t wait to see all the photos!

£110.24

Ee Baneke

zet hem op!

£52

Kerry Huntington

Looking forward to experiencing this adventure with you - at a safe distance, in the support wagon!

£10

Lucy M

It'll be so much fun and an experience you'll never forget! Good luck both! :)

£35

Camila And Mark

Bravo Peer en Annelies!! Goed gedaan!!

£20.80

Ceri Angood Napier

The perfect 'pear' to take on this challenge! All the very best and enjoy the views from the top to appreciate what you've accomplished on behalf of people affected by MS worldwide.

£358.80

Annelies & Peer Baneke

£104

Martinus Desmet

Allez, allez, allez Annelies en Peer! Hartelijke gelukwensen met jullie prestatie ten voordele van de strijd tegen MS. Martinus

£20.80

Chesci Horn

£312

Charles Van Der Straten Waillet

Thank you Peer. It has been a privilege and a pleasure. Hope to see you in Belgium at times. Always welcome in Westmalle. Regards to you and Annelies. Bon courage. Charles and Cathie

£50

Ava Battles

Best of luck Peer & Annelies

£104

Tim Windsor

Allez les Banekes. Good luck.

£100

Guillaume Courault

Congratulations Peer, I've been thinking about you during these last few days and hope that everything has gone well in this human and family adventure. See you soon, Guillaume

£35

Max Baneke

Wow, very curious how it went Annelies & Peer!

£52

Joanna Laurson-doube

Remember to send us some photos!

£25

Anne Helme

£20.80

Saul Heselden

Hope all goes really well!

£104

Andrew Boyd

Congratulations Annelies and Peer! An amazing feat - typical Baneke behaviour! Lots of love. Andy & Ginette

£26

Jana

Go Peer and Annelies! Thank you for your great work for pwMS!

£15

Maree Perfrement

All the very best for the challenge from Sydney.

£52

Vera En Matthieu

Zet ‘m op en veel plezier. Matthieu en Vera

£52

Rose Wiewel

Good luck! Love from Mark, Roosje, Poppy & Matthew

£30

Grace

Go Annelies & Peer!! Best of luck! Hope there’ll be a large glass of wine waiting for you at the end.

£52

Vicky

£26

Katy Fletcher Rudd

Wishing you well for your challenge!

£20.80

Nick Rijke

£335

Martin Stevens

A great challenge and so much more fun than a Peleton class!

£50

Elisabeth

Good luck to both of you! Hope you enjoy the adventure.

£52

Lisa Melton

Wow what a challenge Peer (and Annelies), and what a wonderful acheivement to retire at 70 having done so much for people with MS aroundthe world! May the wind be behind your back!

£100

Daniel Larouche

Bon succès et bon courage!

£104

Herbert Temmes

Wish you good luck, you will get it.

£260

Tom B

Amazing effort for a great cause! Go Peer and Annelies x

£26

Patricia Gaillard Olokose

£100

Peter Guenter

£52

Lynne & Dick Hawkes

Good Luck. Keep pedalling!

£260

Weyman

Good wishes and affection to you both.

£26

Rachel King

Annelies and Peer - so pleased that you are doing this as a team!! As you are climbing those mountains and your legs are burning. Remember that we at MSIF are so proud of you and the impact you will make for the MS community. You rock!

£50

Leonard Tridgell

Every good wish and prayer for success

£52

Emmi

Good luck and happy wheeling!