Jurgen Beneke, the 1994 Downhill World Champion has launched a charity auction for one of his 1994 Manitou Downhill frames.
The auction for the 1994 Manitou frame will also include his 1993 Downhill World Cup leader’s jersey, complete with sponsor patches hand-sewn by his grandmother, with all proceeds going to the Wings for Life Foundation. A charity which uses 100% of its funds to help spinal cord research.
In 2010, Jurgen broke 2 vertebrae in his back but luckily he ended up making a full recovery with no spinal cord damage. This made him realize how close he had been to a serious spinal cord injury and following this, he thought it was time to give back to the bike community and those who aren't so lucky.
Auction bidding opens September 1 and closes on September 15. You can find out more here