After the success of the inaugural charity cycle ride in aid of Cancer Research last year, the Cogs 4 Cancer guys are back in the saddle again!
The Cogs 4 Cancer team, comprising 16 riders from the yachting industry, will be riding from Ancona in Italy, all the way to Antibes via Monaco, in aid of Cancer Research UK, Clinique Tzanck in Mougins and the children’s cancer unit at the Lenval Hospital in Nice.
They depart from the CRN Shipyard in Ancona on the 5th October 2014, and will travel 850km in six days, arriving in Antibes via a special ‘Tribute Stage’ from San Remo through Monaco to Antibes.
100% of funds raised from the event will go directly to all the nominated charities, and the riders will be providing their own funding for the ride. They will be well looked after during the event with sports therapists and masseuses on hand throughout the 6 day ride.
The guys can be followed in real-time on the Cogs 4 Cancer website thanks to the specialist satellite tracking devices provided by Yellowbrick.
Sadly, we all know someone who has been touched by cancer, which makes this charity cycle so important to us all. If you would like to support the initiative (just like Rihanna and Michael Owen) and help with the fundraising efforts, please visit the Cogs 4 Cancer Justgiving page.
Steve Crowe, MD of Yachting Pages who is taking part in the bike ride commented, “Everyone has their own story as to why they’re riding, but it is also an opportunity for the yachting community to give something back and to honour the memory of so many friends lost to this terrible disease.”
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will once again be very generously sponsoring Adrian Long who will be participating in the event for the second year running – with a brain tumour. There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities remaining, so if you would like to sponsor, make a donation or even do the Tribute Ride, you may contact the organisers via the website, send them an email, or call Ben on +33 6 13 07 58 77.
All images courtesy Cogs 4 Cancer