There’s still time for you and your business to sponsor the 2018 COCC St Tropez to Monaco Charity Cycle and support the tireless work of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
Back in 2011, seven friends decided to ride from Monaco to St Tropez in aid of charity (and a diminishing waistline). Little did they anticipate the extent to which their idea would capture imaginations far and wide. By the following year His Serene Highness Albert II Sovereign Prince of Monaco had joined the training rides, the starting and finishing line had been reversed, and post-workout Champagne and oysters on Place d’Armes had inspired the name the Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC). Cut to 2017 and more than one hundred fellow riders had signed up for not only the charity ride, but the legendary after-party.
Over the past six years, some 600 riders of the COCC of Monaco, including Prince Albert, have taken part in this annual St Tropez to Monaco charity ride and raised over €600,000. Monies raised in 2017 were donated to a first aid and CPR training complex in Loumbila, Burkina Faso, a joint project with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkinabe Red Cross
Nancy Heslin follows up her pre-ride article with her reflections from riding with us in 2017...
As I write, I’ve just completed the Champagne and Oyster Cycle Club’s sixth edition of the Saint-Tropez to Monaco ride for charity.
Sitting on a hot water bottle, and with my face feeling the effect of a day’s exposure to the Mediterranean sun and cycling into light winds, I can’t help but relive the 140 kilometres travelled by a group of 90 that left St-Tropez at 8 am this morning....
Nancy Heslin from Monaco Life has written about her experiences of riding with us...
It’s no secret that I’m an avid swimrunner and absolutely passionate about open water swimming. I am in the Mediterranean year-round, a minimum of three times a week and for at least 5 km a session, unless there’s a jellyfish infestation and I get grossed out, which happens once or twice a year. I’m not fast, by any means, but I am strong...
We have arranged a "recovery" lunch at Anjuna beach on Monday 1st May with live music by The Robbers and The Dobies.
Food Menu - 60 Euros
If you are intersted in coming along please comfirm by email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
We will need to collect the funds ASAP in order to reserve the tables.
MONDAY 1st MAY 2017
Starters to Share
Fresh tuna carpaccio, olive oil & lime
The special Anjuna raw vegetable basket
Mango seabream ceviche & avocado mash
Burratina cheese from Puglia, local tomatoes & rocket
Smoked centre-cut salmon fillet & roasted vegetable toast
Mains to Share
Spare ribs with homemade french fries
Spit roasted free range chicken & confit roasted vegetables
Cod loin with Mediterranean vegetables homemade aïoli sauce
Roasted wild gambas with clarified thyme butter, pine nuts & aromatic rice
Deserts to Share
Mojito style lime tart
Freshly cut watermelon
Cheesecake with red fruit coulis
DRINKS NOT INCLUDED
We are in training and hope you are too...