Last few days for applications for COCC 2019

Just another reminder that we are finalising this years kit order this week and need your application forms to be submitted with kit size ASAP. If you have not been able to complete the medical forms these can be submitted closer to the time, however if you are applying for an annual cycling licence this will only be issued once the medical forms are completed and will run until end 2019.

Forms are available at:

www.coccmonaco.com/apply

Please copy me on the email - damian@mclarengroup.com

Regards

Damian

COCC 2019

This years COCC ride date is confirmed as Sunday 28th April 2019.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the kit should let us know ASAP as we will need to provide the final design by the end of January please email damian@mclarengroup.com or call on +33 680 86 05 93

Anyone wishing to participate a link to the application forms will be sent out shortly.

Regards

Damian

Bacchus on Bikes

Bacchus on Bikes - Catalonia

We have been introduced to Bacchus on bikes by Simon Gook and attach below some more details for anyone who may be interested in a ride in Catalonia either this year or in 2019

Hello Terry and Damian – as Simon said, we had a catchup yesterday in London and after hearing from about the COCC and looking at the website, I'd love to have a go myself! It looks great fun and an amazing charity fundraiser for a very worthy cause.

To tell you a little about Bacchus on Bikes – as you can probably guess from the name, our cycle tours include a variety of Bacchanalian tendencies. After Tony and our Catalan director, Josep Maria, toured almost every vineyard in the Empordà (bordering Girona) four years ago, it seemed more than logical to combine our favourite cellars and other epicurean pitstops on some of the most outstanding cycling (both road and mountain biking) routes in the region. Now we lead fixed date and bespoke private tours for groups that range from touring cyclists that prefer gentle morning rides and long lunches to guys that really want to hit it hard for 160km+ per day. We think a combination of the two usually works pretty well. 

I've attached a brochure to give you an overview of what we do and if you think a group of COCCs would be keen to explore and ride Catalonia later this year or in 2019, please don't hesitate to call. I'll be releasing our fixed date departures for 2019 in a week or so.

Very much look forward to hearing from you and hope to meet you soon.

Best,

 

Gareth

Anyone interested in linking up with Bacchus please contact Gareth direct.

Gareth Davies

Co-founder & Director

W bacchusonbikes.com

M +447880346242

 

 

 

AXXESS MARINE CHARITY RIDE - SAT SEPT 22nd

The second annual AXXESS MARINE CHARITY RIDE cycling event will be held the morning of Saturday September 22, 2018, in tandem with the Monaco Yacht Show, which begins later that same week, September 26 to 29, 2018

AXXESS MARINE CHARITY RIDE DETAILS

THE DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

WIN A RACE BIKE All participants will be entered in a draw for a fitted Race Bike from SPOC Velo, courtesy of Axxess Marine.

STAGE and PARTNER PRIZES While the ride is an effort to connect, enjoy each other's company rather than race, AxxessGO personal WIFI devices will be awarded to stage winners and also to riders who show best effort and comraderie.

RIDER PACKET PICK UP AND DEPARTURE VENUE: STARS N BARS MONACO, 6 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco

EACH PARTICIPANT RECEIVES A LIMITED EDITION RACE JERSEY, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH. ALL EVENT PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO CHARITY

COST: MINIMUM 50 EURO DONATION

REGISTER FOR THE AXXESS MARINE CHARITY RIDE

PACKET PICK UP: OPENS 7:30AM

DEPARTURE: 8:30AM

THE ROUTE: POINT TO POINT, MONACO TO CAP FERRAT AND RETURN 70K, 2500 METRES OF CLIMBING

ARRIVAL: STARS N BARS MONACO

WHAT THE AXXESS INVITATIONAL TEAM PROVIDES:

MECHANICAL BACKUP, SWEEP VEHICLE, MEDICAL SUPPORT

RIDE GUIDES AND LEADERSHIP

LIMITED EDITION JERSEY

PRE RIDE BREAKFAST, LUNCH POST RIDE

GREAT CAMARADERIE AND CONVERSATION BEFORE DURING AND AFTER THE RIDE!

Click here to view video and images from last year's ride as well as a list of frequently asked questions.

For additional questions about charity donations, donation receipts, ride details and group registration for Cycling Teams and Clubs, please contact the Axxess Marine Charity Ride organizing team via email events@axxess-marine.com

 

 

 

BLUE MARINE - FINAL DAY UPDATE

I have been advised that the final day to register for the last day of the Blue Marine London to Monaco Ride and also to buy the kit has now been extended to this Friday 24th August.

I have also been advised that the links in the last email may have been blocked by a firewall.

The links below should now work

Route:

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2165546233

Kit

https://www.clubnopinz.com/product-category/london-to-monaco/

Password: L2M2018

If anyone is interested in taking part please email Sara-Jane Skinner for more details at  :

 

Password: L2M2018

If anyone is interested in taking part please email Sara-Jane Skinner for more details at  :

Sara-Jane@bluemarinefoundation.com

Cheers

 

Damian

BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION - LONDON TO MONACO 2018 - Final Day 25th September

Sara-Jane Skinner of the Blue Marine Foundation has invited all members of the COCC to participate in the final day of this year’s London to Monaco 2018 Charity ride - Full details are below.

London to Monaco is an annual cycle ride, now in its third year, organised by Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE). In the last two years, 150 riders from 12 countries have helped to raise over £570,000 for BLUE’s ocean conservation work around the world. The 2018 edition will run over 7 days, departing from London, crossing 8 countries and finishing at the Palace in Monaco on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show. This year’s funds will help support BLUE’s projects on Ascension Island and St Helena in the Atlantic, a network of effective marine protected areas in the Mediterranean, its parent project in Lyme Bay, situated on UK’s Jurassic coast and the Beyond Plastic Med an initiative to free the Mediterranean from plastic with Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco.

“Oceans are more than ever at the heart of our common future. The London to Monaco Cycle Ride is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness on the necessity to protect our fragile oceans.” HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

BLUE would like to welcome riders from Monaco and the S. France to join them on the last day of the ride from Albenga to Monaco. The 114 kilometre stunning coastal route incorporates parts of the famous Milan-San Remo route, incorporating the Porggio climb before arriving for a royal welcome by Prince Albert at his Palace.

Route profile: https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2165546233 

Rider fee: €640*

*Fee includes the rider’s participation fee: €140 (includes full on-road support including pro-cyclists and expert lead riders, on-road energy and snacks, mechanical and medical support, luggage transfer, start/finish line manager, finish archway) And a €500 donation to Blue Marine Foundation to support its projects in Atlantic including Ascension Island and St Helena, a roll-out program of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean, its parent project in Lyme Bay on the UK’s Jurassic coast and Beyond Plastic Med, an initiative set up by Foundation prince Albert II de Monaco to support a network of regional projects in the Mediterranean tackling plastic pollution.

The London to Monaco Official After PartyTuesday 25th

Fully sponsored by Icon Connect, all L2M 2018 riders are invited to the London to Monaco Official After Party starting early evening on Tuesday 25th, after the Palace arrival. The private party includes a complimentary bar of beers, wine and cocktails and dinner to re-fuel those tired bodies. The objective for all is to let their hair down and have fun!

Hotel Options for Monday 24th September:

Riders have the option to join all the London to Monaco 2018 riders the night before in Loano, Italy on Monday 24th September, before the ride.

€90 for twin share*

€124 single room*

*Includes dinner and breakfast morning of the ride.

London to Monaco 2018 exclusive Kit

Riders are able to purchase the exclusively designed London to Monaco 2018 kit online at the below link . A 15% donation of the purchase price will be donated to BLUE.

Due to the volume of kit orders already in process, there is a necessary deadline for placing orders which is close of play a week today which is Wednesday 22nd. 

The link is:

https://www.clubnopinz.com/product-category/london-to-monaco/

Password: L2M2018

If anyone is interested in taking part please email Sara-Jane Skinner for more details at  :

Sara-Jane@bluemarinefoundation.com

Cheers

 

Damian