Team Rotary RAAMs polio winning at Race Across America

Today we tell you an unbelievable story:

4 people from 50 to 59 years old and  from 3 different countries decided to cross the United States by bike, from the West coast to the East one, through 3000 miles, 12 states and 175 feet of difference in high, in only one week!

But… there is more!

This challenge is not only athletic. They try to raise money to fight against polio, a terrible disease that affects million of children worldwide.

Thousands kilometres of training and thousands kilometres to ride before the finish line… day and night, sun and rain… without stops but always together with their amazing staff… and then, after 6 days, 18 hours and 4 minutes… on Saturday 23rd June they won the 1st place!!!

And there is even more: before and during the race, Team Rotary RAAMs polio has raised more than USD 1 million!!!

As you can image, it’s not a fairy tale, everything is true!

Derwid is very proud of these two big results and happy to take part to this project by sponsoring these amazing people!

Congratulations dear friends!

DERWID supports Peter Rohr on the Bridgestone Cup Handy Races 2018

Peter Rohr and DERWID came on the track at Moto GP France in Le Mans. It was the first race together.

During the last DERWID Summit 2018, we met Peter and we have seen his YAMAHA R1 with its ‘new DERWID dress’. As a matter of fact, the sponsoring project was born some months ago, after have known Peter and his incredible story.

After a big crash with his motorbike, he lost the use of his left arm. However he didn’t lose the passion and the courage to come back on the track and nowadays he is a winning star of the Internation Bridgestone Handy Race, gaining the 3rd place in Le Mans last weekend.

 

DERWID is glad to be part of his dream!

DERWID Summit 2018

This year, DERWID group’s annual meeting was held in Villach (Austria). From May 3rd and 4th all employees from the offices in Italy, Austria and Germany met, together with some guests, for two days of professional updating and training.

During the summit we talked about strategies, roles and products, leaving enough time for internal discussion and communication, thanks to various workshops and team building activities. One of the biggest news of this year has been the presences of 3 external guests who shared with us their experiences of life and work. Most of them will be part of DERWID projects through some sponsoring… stay tuned!