Thirty keen amateur cyclists who all work in the superyacht industry and are supporting Cogs4Cancer have left Cancer Research UK head quarters in London to ride approximately 1400km over 10 days to Antibes, France in aid of raising funds for both CRUK and local French cancer charities.
The team of superyacht Captains and industry professionals have already raised €229,000 this year with the previous three rides in 2013, 2014 and 2015 raising over €700,000.
They plan to #MakeItAMillion in 2017 and, break the €1,000,000 Euro barrier.
Port Vauban and the IYCA are gearing up for the arrival of the courageous C4C cyclists who will end their 10 day journey and 1400+ km in the saddle from London to Antibes, on the 13th of October in Port Vauban, Antibes.
Cogs 4 Cancer is managed by a group of volunteers who all work within the superyacht industry. 100% of all money raised goes to the designated cancer charities across Europe and the UK and the volunteers not only put in countless hours planning, preparing and promoting, but also pay for all their own travel and equipment needed to make the cycle rides happen.
The charity is inspired by the story of those within the yachting industry who have been touched by cancer in one-way or another. Well loved yacht professional and cycling enthusiast Adrian Long was diagnosed with cancer in March 2012 and within the year a group of like minded personalities came together to form the charity with the ethos that every single penny raised goes directly to cancer research, and all other operational costs are covered by the riders and support team themselves.
The riders share a common goal to help enable the fight against cancer. Each rider has their own personal drive as well as riding together for the numerous people that the superyacht industry has already lost to this terrible disease.