On Friday the 10th October 2014, all 16 cyclists taking part in the Cogs4Cancer Ancona to Antibes sponsored ride made it over the finish line to raise more than €200,000 for a number of charities.
Yacht builders, brokers, designers and professionals from all areas of the yachting industry have got behind the Cogs4Cancer campaign over the past few months and even superstars such as Rihanna and Kings of Leon have shown their support. The sponsored cycle aimed to raise €100,000 with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK and local French charities – Lenval Children’s Cancer Unit, Nice and ISIS Tzanck Mougins, a target that was smashed early on and continues to bring in new donations.
It all culminated on Sunday 5th October when the team of bike riders took off from Ancona to take on six challenging stages over 782km along the premiere yachting destination of the French Riviera coastline. On Friday the 10th October the riders embarked on their final 80km Tribute Ride from San Remo to Antibes which saw an additional 70 riders join the peloton for the final push.
A champagne reception sponsored by Freedom Maritime awaited the riders at the finish line followed by a party on the Saturday evening at The Royal Beach, Antibes featuring superstar DJ Shaun Hughes who cycled from Ibiza to take part. The fantastic organisation and hard work from all those involved in the Cogs4Cancer campaign has both achieved huge success in raising money for a great cause as well as shown the community spirit of the yachting industry as a whole.
To find out more about Cogs4Cancer visit the website: www.cogs4cancer.org