Greetings from Croatia

SEMC 3MP DSCEven while on holidays in the lovely Croatian islands, our IDF Europe-TeamBG rider Katie Gallagher took some time to get on a bike.

Katie shared this photo from one of her trainings under the sun – on a moutain bike this time!

The mHealth Grand Tour will kick off Thursday next week, 5 September, from Brussels. Come and greet the riders from 9.15 AM onwards at Parc du Cinquantenaire!


One week to go: come and show support for riders on 5 September in Brussels!

mhealth tourOne week from now – on Thursday 5 September 2013 – 100 riders will leave Brussels for a 13-day bike-ride from Brussels to Barcelona. Amongst them will be a group of 20 amateur riders with diabetes. Their aim: raise awareness of diabetes and sports, and of how mobile health solutions can empower people with diabetes.

Come, meet and support the riders at the departure in Brussels!

We invite you to come and show your support to the mHealth Grand Tour riders next Thursday on the tour departure. The start of the tour will be held at Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels on 5 September 2013. Riders will gather at the Parc at 9.00 in the morning for a few group photos and interviews. The official start of the tour will be at 10.00.

Follow the riders during the Tour!

During the Grand Tour, we will be following the riders during the 13-day ride and sharing photos and videos of this amazing experience via our Facebook page, this Blog and Twitter. Follow us to share this unique experience!

Meet the IDF Europe & TeamBG riders: Katie Gallagher

Katie trainingThe countdown to the mHealth Grand Tour bike ride from Brussels to Barcelona continues. 4 weeks from now riders  will  start their second day of cycling, leavingn from La Roche en Ardennes in the morning.

With the tour fast approaching, we thought it was the perfect time to get to know the riders from IDF Europe & TeamBG. Ladies first: today we want to you meet Katie Gallagher from IDF Europe.

Katie joined IDF Europe in Spring 2011 to work as Policy Officer. She mostly works on advocacy and policy related activities. A significant part of her work includes coordinating IDF Europe’s Youth Leadership Camps.

Katie will take part in the tour – riding the 2,100 km from Brussels to Barcelona in relay with a riding buddy. Asked about the Grand Tour, Katie answers: “I think the tour will be an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and advocate about diabetes and sports. I am a great believer in all benefits that come from sports; nothing beats a good physical activity session! The grand tour has a great potential to stimulate and motivate people to find out what loving sports is all about!”

Here you can see Katie during one of her training sessions in the Walloon countryside back in June. Find out more about Katie and other IDF Europe & TeamBG riders here!


mHealth Grand Tour: one month to go!

mhealth tourThe countdown to the mHealth Grand Tour has officially begun!
Exactly one month from now -on 5 September 2013-, around 100 amateur and professional cyclists, including a group of 20 riders with diabetes, will leave Brussels for a 13-day bike ride all the way down to Barcelona. Their goal: raise awareness of diabetes, sports and mobile health solutions.

IDF Europe and Team Blood Glucose (TeamBG) have partnered to form a team of riders for the whole tour. IDF Europe staff Sophie Peresson and Katie Gallagher will join TeamBG riders for the 2,100km bike ride that will take them through Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Spain. You can click here to

For more information, visit to mHealth Grand Tour website or the “Challenge” section of this blog.

The mHealth Grand Tour is organised in partnership with the GSMA, the organisation that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide.