We are all currently affected by the Corona/COVID-19 pandemic. This also has consequences for the UNICEF CYCLING FOR CHILDREN event. Due to current developments, the fifth edition of CYCLING FOR CHILDREN cannot take place as planned on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
We are currently working extremely hard to find a solution that allows us to continue our CYCLING FOR CHILDREN fundraising. We trust you understand our decision in view of the exceptional circumstances and thank you in advance for your support. 


Terms and conditions for participating in the event CYCLING FOR CHILDREN 2020 organised by the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein

1) General Information

CYCLING FOR CHILDREN is a fundraising and cycling event organised by the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein (UNICEF CH&FL). UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund and has over 70 years' experience in development cooperation and emergency aid. UNICEF aims to sustainably improve the living conditions of all children and works to implement children's rights for all children. UNICEF CH&FL represents the interests of UNICEF in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

CYCLING FOR CHILDREN is not a typical bicycle race, but a sporting event where all participants challenge themselves based on their own personal capacities to meet or even exceed their own fundraising targets. The following terms and conditions are aimed at maximizing fundraising and ensuring that the event runs smoothly. In addition to fundraising for children in need around the world, the aim is naturally also to spend an enjoyable sporting early-summer's day at the Greifensee together with many like-minded people.

CYCLING FOR CHILDREN is aimed at cyclists who contribute their own ideas and great personal commitment to support the work of UNICEF, sparing no efforts as they cycle the circuit around the Greifensee.

E-bikes are allowed.

CYCLING FOR CHILDREN is being held for the 5th time. This year, its motto is “Give it all you've got for children in need.”
  • Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
  • Times:
    First start at 08:00
    Last start at 14:30
    Finish closes at 16:00
  • Location: Uferweg 7, 8610 Uster (village with start and finish)
  • Directions:             
    Train: SBB/ZVV to Uster SBB/ZVV Station (recommended)
    Bicycle: Uferweg 7, 8610 Uster (2.7 km from Uster Station)
    Bus: VZO Line 817 from Uster Station to Uster See (no bicycles allowed)
    Car: There are no reserved parking spaces near the village. In Uster, you can park on the Parkfeld Püntwiese (free of charge, 1.9 km) or in the multi-storey Parkhaus Illuster (charged, 2.3 km) (see map).

Like every event with many participants, CYCLING FOR CHILDREN also requires a number of rules to ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely. In registering for the event, you confirm that you have read these participation terms and conditions and agree to abide by them. In the interest of all participants, we must exclude anyone breaching these terms and conditions from the event.

2) Registration

  1. Online registrations at www.gib-alles.ch or www.cyclingforchildren.ch. 
    Deadline for printed starting number with personal name and team name: 10:00 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 
    Deadline for printed starting number without personal name and team name: 14:30 on Saturday, June 6, 2020
  2. You can register for a starting number without a personal name and team name at the actual event at the CYFC Village, Uferweg 7, 8610 Uster, between 07:30 and 14:30 on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in the tent for distributing starting numbers.
  3. It is free to register and set up a fundraising web page. Participants must either donate or raise at least CHF 80 to take part. If the minimum fundraising target of CHF 80 is not achieved, a donation can be made to cover the difference on Saturday, June 6, 2020 between 07:30 and 14:30 at the CYFC Village. Additional registrations are also possible at the event on Saturday, June 6 during that period.
  4. Registered participants are requested to collect their starting numbers at the individual Start on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the CYFC Village in Uster between 07:30 and 14:30.
  5. Registrations are based on the email address of each participant. All participants must confirm their registration by email.
  6. Participants under the age of 18 must additionally return a signed declaration of consent by a legal parent/guardian (registration & declaration of consent for participants under the age of 18).
  7. UNICEF CH&FL expects online participants (both individuals and team members) to commit themselves to as much fundraising for UNICEF as possible. Each individual participant will commit to a personal fundraising objective. Online participants should set themselves a personal fundraising target. To do so, participants can set up and manage a personal fundraising page on the CYCLING FOR CHILDREN website. Team captains can also manage their team web page.
  8. A team consists of at least two active participants. All team members must be registered by the registration deadline (see Part 2.1./2.2.).
  9. It is neither permissible nor possible to retrospectively change the name and/or other personal details of team members (registration is based on the email address entered during registration). Team captains are responsible for adhering to all regulations and deadlines.
  10. UNICEF CH&FL points out that photos will be taken and video material will be recorded during the event for reports and our own advertising purposes. Please read the Data protection regulations for CYCLING FOR CHILDREN dated February 18, 2019. If you have any queries, please contact datenschutz@unicef.ch.
  11. Under no circumstances can funds raised by participants be returned. This also applies to participants who are excluded or voluntarily withdraw from the event. 
  12. On the day of the event, participants must attach their starting numbers, which include disposable transponders for recording the number of completed circuits, to their bicycles and on their backs. It is not necessary to return starting numbers at the end of the event.
  13. The route follows the inline skating and cycle path around the Greifensee. It is not specifically closed for the CYCLING FOR CHILDREN event. Thus, oncoming cycle and skater traffic must be expected. Participants must comply with the legal Swiss traffic code and must follow the organiser's instructions.

3) Participants under the age of 18

  1. Children and young people under the age of 18 may only participate if a legal parent or guardian authorizes their participation in the event in writing and assumes responsibility for the participation of that minor. The required declaration of consent can be downloaded here.
  2. Children under the age of 14 may only ride on open routes if an adult stated in the written declaration of consent, who is also registered for the event, accompanies the child/children.
  3. Children under the age of 18 can participate in the CYCLING FOR CHILDREN event for free.

4) Safety

  1. Participants should be in good health, without any medical conditions preventing them from participating in this sporting event.
  2. All cyclists must wear a helmet.
  3. Participants must have private liability insurance covering personal injury and damage to property, as well as accident insurance.
  4. Participants at the event confirm that their bicycle and equipment are in a roadworthy condition.

5) Instructions

  1. Event participants should follow instructions by employees of UNICEF CH&FL and their representatives at all times.
  2. The regulations of the Swiss traffic code and its traffic rules (Section 3, Article 26 – 57a) must be adhered to on the circuit.
  3. Participants may be excluded from the event if they do not follow applicable rules, regulations and instructions.

6) Liability of participants and the organiser

  1. Participation in the CYCLING FOR CHILDREN event is at the participants' own risk.
  2. UNICEF CH&FL assumes no liability for personal injury or damage to property incurred by a participant during the event, unless UNICEF CH&FL or one of its employees or representatives causes this injury or damage through grossly negligent or intentional actions.
  3. Furthermore, UNICEF does not assume liability for direct or indirect consequential damages resulting from any occurrence that led to personal injury or damage to property connected to participation in this event.
  4. UNICEF CH&FL also assumes no liability for the loss of, disappearance of or damage to objects and personal effects that participants bring with them or carry on their person.
  5. UNICEF CH&FL explicitly reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event for any reason.

7) Contact

Should you have any questions, please send an email to cyclingforchildren@unicef.ch or call us at +41 (0)44 317 22 66.