The Cogs4Cancer Superyacht Charity Cycle Ride: October 4th – 12th 2019
The 2019 ride - Eight countries in Eight Days
Starting in Maastricht in Holland – the riders and their entourage of volunteer support team of Caterers, Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, Bike Mechanics and photographers will pass through Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and France. It is 1,250 KM and 17,820 meters of climbing, averaging over 2,000 meters of climbing every day. So, these riders have really put in the mileage in training and this is going too tough, even for the very fittest riders; so please support them.
On Friday 11th the finish will be in Monaco as will the Grand Depart of the Tribute Ride on Saturday 12thOctober with the Finish as usual for a C4C ride on the IYCA in Antibes, France
Sponsor a rider
Your opportunity to be a major part of C4C is to sponsor one of our riders. This sponsorship package includes your logo on 3 rider’s shirts; it is a specially designed high-quality cycling top with the C4C logo plus the Sponsors logo which is the predominant feature. Photographs and videos for your Social Media and inclusion in C4C marketing communications.
For 2019 there will be at least 40 riders taking part in the main ride.
Cost - € 5000 Cancer charity donation.
Sponsor the drinks bottles SOLD
Each Rider is supplied at the beginning of the ride with two Drinks Bottles – each one is branded by a different Sponsor. Every Tribute Rider (150/200 riders expected) will also be given 2 bottles.
Cost - €4,000 Cancer charity donation, which includes the cost of the bottles.
Sponsor the gloves
Each rider at the beginning of the ride will be supplied with two pairs of BRANDED gloves, plus each of the Tribute Riders (150/200 riders expected) will be given one pair as part of their Participation Package.
Cost - €4,000 Cancer charity donation, which includes the cost of the gloves.
Sponsor the Live feed
The previous C4C blogs attracted thousands of views with friends, sponsors, relatives, supporters and superyacht industry professionals all eager for news as the ride progressed. For 2019 a new Live Feed page will be created within the Cogs4Cancer website following the rider’s progress in real time. This page will be marketed and linked to all other C4C resources.
Cost - €2,500 Cancer charity donation.
Become a corporate sponsor
Be a Corporate Sponsor and get involved In addition to hundreds of generous personal donations, C4C receives numerous requests from businesses also wanting to donate and to be part of Cogs4Cancer. Therefore, we offer Corporate Sponsorship opportunities where your company can be headlined.
Cost - € 500 - 1,000 Cancer charity donation.
Become a Product Partner
An alternative way to get involved with Cogs4Cancer is to be a Product Partner and donate items or services relating to logistics and requirements of the ride and riders.
Sponsor a stage
Stay for dinner and have the chance to say a few words to the riders afterwards. Space for this will be limited to 4 guests.
In addition to the marketing return by sponsoring a stage, you will receive a unique rider shirt, with your company logo on, to display in your office.
Le Grand Depart and the Big Finish (€10,000 ) at Maastricht to Luxembourg – 160 KM with 2,940 meters of climbing.
As well as the usual Sponsorship Package - A Branded ‘Grand Depart’ inflatable banner will be provided, and you will have a chance of meeting around 40 riders, most of whom historically are Captains and senior Crew of Superyachts.
€5,000 Luxembourg to Nancy 165km 600m – a relatively flat ride which should give the riders a chance to ride fast in a Peloton to eat up the KM’s. It will still be 7 hours in the saddle though for most riders.
€ 5,000 Nancy to Besancon 200km 1980m of climbing.
€5,000 Besancon to Geneva 155km 2350 meters of climbing through the Jura region – spectacular scenery awaits the riders and the support team on day 4.
€5,000 Geneva to Saint Jean de Maurienne 150 1950 through Annecy Lake region – again the views should distract the riders from working out how tired they are becoming.
€5,000 Saint Jean de Maurienne to Sestriére 110km 2300m+ Col du Galibier + Col de Montgenevre – a tough day which will suit the climbers, not so much some of the heavier riders who will have to dig deep.
€5,000 Sestriére to Limone Piemonte (Italy) 145m 1030m + 2100m through Cuneo – a day of two halves, not too challenging in the morning but the afternoon will be brutal – mitigated by the eye wateringly beautiful countryside.
€5,000 Limone Piemonte (Italy) to Monaco 120k 3500m through the beautiful Col de Tende – the home straight but a lot of climbing.
TRIBUTE RIDE ***UPDATE - has now been sponsored by Monaco Marine fora substantial donation! Thank you Monaco Marine *** ... (Sponsorship Included in the Day 1 package) Monaco to Antibes 50km 150 m – this should be great fun – Riders of all abilities will ride as one. This ride is in honour of all the people who have suffered from Cancer, those living with it and for those who have died as a result of it. As one of our riders who works in a cancer unit said the cancer sufferers during the last ride ‘they are the heroes, we are not heroes; we are just people riding bikes’ – so to all those people, this is our tribute to you.
The arrival on the International Yacht Quay at Port Vauban will be met by family, friends, well-wishers and the locals who have enjoyed four ‘home-comings’ over the years. The Yachts and some of the most famous Super Yachts in the world will be there to welcome everyone home. Drinks will be served.