The 2019 Champagne and Oysters Cycling Club (COCC) St Tropez to Monaco charity ride will take place on Sunday 28 April and all funds raised will go to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
What is the COCC charity ride?
Now in its eighth year, the COCC charity cycle has become a fixture on the Monaco calendar. Each spring, more than 100 cyclists take part in the 140km coastal ride from St Tropez to Monaco. Participants have included HSH Prince Albert II, F1 Formula One drivers and professional cyclists. After reaching the finish line at Stars’N’Bars, celebrations continue into the evening with a street party and live music for upwards of 200 people at Slammers Bar and a celebratory lunch the following day at Anjuna Beach, Eze.
Mika Häkkinen: Finnish former F1 driver and Monaco resident Mika won the Formula 1 world championship in 1998 and 1999 for McLaren.
Thierry Boutsen: Belgian former F1 driver and prominent Monaco businessman. Boutsen Aviation, his business aviation brokerage, was founded in 1997 and is also a sponsor of the ride.
Thor Hushovd: Norwegian former pro cyclist and winner of the 2010 UCI Road World Championship. He was the first Norwegian to lead the Tour de France.
David Tanner: Australian former pro cyclist who competed at the highest level globally, including the UCI World Tour.
Calvin Watson: Australian former pro cyclist, active between 2010 and 2018. He notably won the Herald Sun Tour 2013.
How can I or my business contribute?
Jersey sponsorship is closed but there’s still time to make a donation. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available in St Tropez on Saturday 27 April and outside Stars‘N’Bars and Slammers in Monaco on Sunday 28 April.
A simple donation can be made on the COCC website.
As the ride organisers and founding members of the COCC have said:
“Without the support of our sponsors, the ride would not be able to go ahead.”