We started working on a custom live gps tracking map.
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.
June 1st, 2021, we have setup Follow My Challenge Ecuador! Based in Quito, a fleet of SPOT trackers is ready for adventure!
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!
The people who make it happen
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.
After spending much of his twenties cycle touring across several continents, Rob discovered ultra-endurance cycling and fast became addicted. In 2019, he broke the world record for cycling the length of Europe. Fittingly, the tracking was provided by FMC for this ride, with the previous record had been set by the late Lee Fancourt - instrumental in inspiring FMC's creation.
Since breaking the world record, Rob now regularly participates in ultra-endurance races, both on and off the road, racing in the UK, Italy and Rwanda. In the summer of 2021, he finally fulfilled his ambition to run a race of his own, with the launch of The Perfidious Albion in the UK.
Alongside cycling, Rob works in travel, specialising in Africa. His travels here have seen him trek for gorillas, climb active volcanoes and swim with giant sea turtles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mateo is a passionate bikepacker and adventure racer based in Ecuador. He is the founder of Bikepacking Ecuador and organizer of ultra-distance cycling events such as TransEcuador.
Another of his passions is agriculture, he is dedicated to the production of flowers for export.
Santiago & Rodolfo have been developing the adventure racing scene in Ecuador since 2003.
Proyecto Aventura has organized more than 140 races all over Ecuador including the Adventure Race World Championship in Ecuador 2014.
Now our race portfolio includes the best Adventure, Mountain Bike and Trail Running races in the country.
Huairasinchi, our main event is part of the ARWS series and the race with more editions in the history of Adventure Racing.
Follow My Challenge through the years
We started working on a custom live gps tracking map.
First World Record Attempt tracked.
Start of Follow My Challenge as a registered company.
Official EU registered trademark: Follow My Challenge®.
First Group Event Tracked MS RUN 100 - Denmark
Once year later than planned as we decided to cycle across the USA ourselves.
Our tracking App (Android/iOS) is published.
Start of Follow My Challenge USA
Start of Follow My Challenge Asia
Start of Follow My Challenge Ecuador
Start of Follow My Challenge UK