About


It all began in November 2014 when I, a Netherlands-based cycling enthusiast and entrepreneur in the web development and software market, came into contact with Lee Fancourt (cyclist). 

While Lee was training and focusing on his 10 upcoming Guinness World Record attempts, I started developing the tracking software. 

The tracker proved to be successful when first used in a real challenge in June 2015. 

A new company has been born: ‘Follow My Challenge’.
Chamber of Commerce registration 67191061 - The Netherlands. 
Since the 13th of Feb. 2017 we are an official EU registered trademark: Follow My Challenge®

Oct 1st, 2020, we have partnered with U.S.-based Mt. Pleasant Velo Events, LLC (South Carolina, USA) to form Follow My Challenge USA! A fleet of brand new SPOT Gen4 trackers is ready for your next adventure. 

Feb 1st, 2021, we have partnered with Shu to form Follow My Challenge Asia! Based in Hong Kong, Shu maintains a fleet of GL300MG trackers.

We have the perfect tracking software for you! Our main goal is to provide a tracker that is as customized as possible to suit your next challenge - a tracker packed with cool features – a tracker that loads up properly on all devices. Feature requests or custom adjustments? No problem.

We are looking forward to track you next adventure or event! 

Tedde


Meet the team


The people who make it happen

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Tedde de Boer // FMC Global

Tedde de Boer has been riding bikes for many years now. Being outdoors gives a certain feeling of freedom. His biggest achievement; crossing the United States, from east to west, 10.000 km, on his Specialized Diverge.

His passion for bikes combined with his profession as IT specialist lead into founding Follow My Challenge. 

Tedde lives in Zwolle, The Netherlands, with his girlfriend and son. 

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Chris Moore // FMC USA

Chris Moore has been racing bikes for over 25 years and has completed The Rift Gravel Race Iceland, The World’s Premier Gravel Race Dirty Kanza, and the Absa Cape Epic.
He is a licensed USA Cycling Category B Official, a Category 3 Race Mechanic and Race Promoter. He has worked as a mechanic with USA Cycling Nationals Program, Sram Neutral Race Support, Shimano Race Support and with the US Military Endurance Sports Elite Cycling and Para-cycling Teams.

Chris is also Co-Director of Mt. Pleasant Velo Events, specializing in endurance racing and event promotion.

He has a degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and is the Owner and Principle Engineer at Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, Inc, a marine, coastal, waterfront engineering firm.

Chris lives with his wife and two children in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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Geoff Duncan // FMC USA

Geoff Duncan was first drawn to road cycling as a way to stay in shape--that was nearly a decade ago. Since then, Geoff has become a competitive cyclist; entering races and endurance events and completing Race Across America (RAAM) in 2017.

In addition to being a cyclist, Geoff is co-director of Mt. Pleasant Velo Events, specializing in endurance racing and event promotion.

He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University and lives with his wife and two children in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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Shu Pu // FMC Asia

Shu Pu is based in Hong Kong and the founder of AVRA, an ocean lifestyle and brand for ocean lovers of all kinds.  Coming from a creative background in fashion, she has been involved in conceptualising and co-founding a number of extreme ocean events, challenges and not-for-profit initiatives for Hong Kong, including: 

  • The Cold Half, an annual 15km winter marathon swim race from Stanley to Deep Water Bay in Hong Kong since 2013. 
  • The Clean Cross, a record-breaking 35km swim from Hong Kong to Macau in 2014 by Simon Holliday. Over HK$250,000 was raised for ocean conservation charity;
  • HK360Swim, a 45km swim circumnavigation of Hong Kong Island since 2017;
  • HK360Xtreme, a solo HK360Swim(45km) around Hong Kong Island, then bike (215km) and run (100km) completed on 7 November 2020 by extreme endurance triathlete Mayank Vaid.


Shu is one of the co-founders of Splash Foundation, a not-for-profit swim school for under-served communities in Hong Kong, and Pure Ocean Connection, a not-for-profit paddling society promoting paddling events around the world to benefit Hong Kong charities. When not busy developing new products and organising ocean challenges, Shu spends her time swimming and paddling in the ocean, cycling, sabre fencing, and discovering good food.

Timeline

Follow My Challenge through the years

November 2014

We started working on a custom live gps tracking map.

June 2015

First World Record Attempt tracked.

July 2015

Start of Follow My Challenge as a registered company.

February 2017

Official EU registered trademark: Follow My Challenge®.

March 2018

First Group Event Tracked MS RUN 100 - Denmark

Once year later than planned as we decided to cycle across the USA ourselves.

July 2020

Our tracking App (Android/iOS) is published.

October 2020

Start of Follow My Challenge USA

February 2021

Start of Follow My Challenge Asia