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: 

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:

Password: L2M2018

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