In cooperation with Eschborn-Frankfurt, the "Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving" was launched. In October, a programme began at Frankfurt schools that teaches pupils how to use a bicycle safely in a playful way. The goal of the cycling classic and the Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving is clear: to get even more kids excited about cycling.
The kick-off was at the Meisterschule, a primary and secondary school in Frankfurt Sindlingen. On 12 October 2022, the first of three Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving lessons began as part of the physical education curriculum. Certified and experienced bike trainers work together with physical education teachers to train kids on three days for 90 minutes each. The new school project takes place at Frankfurt primary and secondary schools for grades 1 to 6. These schools can join in and bring the Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving to them.
The background to the cooperation is that children are showing increasing deficits in handling bicycles. Primary school children in particular need support to learn to ride a bike better. It is therefore all the more important to playfully ensure more safety and thus fun on the bike. As a side effect, the Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving provides extra exercise and the kids improve their endurance and sense of balance.
Six months before 1 May, the WorldTour race is sharpening its classic profile. With more altitude metres and the comeback of the 200-kilometre distance, the cycling classic is becoming more demanding. Attacking riders will again be in the focus of Eschborn-Frankfurt, the race outcome will be more open. At the centre of the innovations is the Feldberg, which must be conquered twice.
3000 metres of altitude spread over 202 kilometres - these are the pure route facts of the 2023 cycling classic. A glance at the profile reveals it: the highest mountain in the Taunus will dominate the race on 1 May.
After the start in Eschborn and a first finish in Frankfurt, the Feldberg is traditionally the first difficulty of the day after 46.5 kilometres of racing. For the first time next year, however, it will also leave its mark on the second half of the race. At kilometre 116.6, it must be conquered again - and from the more difficult, south-western ascent. After the pros already have the second crossing of the Mammolshainer in their legs, they continue directly over the Billtalhöhe up to the Feldberg.