The Champagne and Oysters Cycle Club’s fundraising St Tropez to Monaco bike ride is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 23, offering an opportunity for professional and amateur cyclists to pedal for a good cause.
Due to Covid, it’s been four years since the last charity bike ride! This year’s 140-km route departs from St Tropez at 8 a.m. with cyclists estimated to arrive in Monaco at 5 p.m. The event then wraps up with a fun-filled street party, including food and live music, offering the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the ride.
Pedal for a cause
The annual bike ride, now in its 9th year, will donate the funds raised to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, an organisation which works to improve water safety for everyone through a range of programmes, including teaching children to swim.
There are an estimated 372,000 drowning deaths each year across the world, with drowning being the leading cause of unintentional injury/death worldwide. Individuals with increased access to water have a higher risk of drowning.
Established in 2012 by Princess Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000,000 people through over 510 projects spanning more than 43 countries.
“Anyone who sees what the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation does should be willing to support.” says Damian Crean, one of the event organisers and co-founder
Register or Sponsor the Event
If you are interested in taking part in this year’s ride, application forms are available on the website www.coccmonaco.com/apply The other option is to send an email to [email protected], and the team will get back to you.
For businesses wishing to sponsor the COCC Bike Ride there are a variety of options. Riders are always welcome to donate as well, of course, with participants required to raise a minimum of 1,000€ in sponsorship. This also covers the riders’ professional kit, mechanical backup, insurance, brunch at the halfway point, water and energy supplies, as well as a contribution to the charity and one ticket for the after-party.
Don’t miss out! The deadline for the applications is Wednesday, March 1st!
The COCC started in 2011 when seven friends decided to ride from Monaco to St Tropez in aid of charity. By the following year, His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, had joined the training rides and the starting and the finishing lines had been reversed.