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Yachting Industry Unites for Cogs4Cancer 2015

By Editorial Team   6 August 2015

Following a highly successful 2014 campaign, members of the yachting industry are taking part in another ‘Cogs4Cancer’ cycling event this October to raise significant funds for cancer charities in the UK and France.

The 2015 Cogs4Cancer event will see industry professionals from various parts of the industry unite to cycle an even longer track in a bid to beat the impressive total of €286k raised last year. 24 riders will cycle an 850m track from Barcelona, Spain to Antibes, France in just 5 days.

This year’s team comprises of an array of people working in the yachting industry, ranging from those working at brokerage houses to marine services, to those working for the charities themselves and cycling professionals.

The yacht charter industry will be significantly represented at the charity event, with team comprising of Engineer Andy Worth from 62m/204ft Feadship yacht VIRGINIAN, Captain James Griffith of 66m/215ft Amels superyacht IMAGINE  and Captain of 47m/154ft Heesen motor yacht RAASTA, Alan Griffith, lining up with 57m/189ft Royal Huisman sailing yacht TWIZZLE's Captain, Gordon Percy.

Rihanna famously sported the green Cogs4Cancer wristbands on a yacht vacation last year, and celebrities including model Lily Aldridge have been showing their support for the charity bike ride with wristbands, as well as the World No.1 in men’s tennis Novak Djokovic and Formula 1 driver Jenson Button. Monaco’s HSH Prince Albert II has additionally shown his support, and will once again be sponsoring cyclist Adrian Long for the bike ride.

All money donated to the campaign – currently standing at a total of over €100,000 – will be divided between 4 charities carefully selected by the C4C team. They include Cancer Research UK, L’Archet Hospital (in Nice), Cancer Support Group 06 and Clinique Tzanck Wellbeing.

The main ride will begin on Monday 5 October and close with a finish party on 10 October 2015. To find out more about the cause and donating, please visit the Cogs4Cancer website.

24 riders will cycle an 850m track from Barcelona to Antibes in just 5 days.

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