It should be made clear from the start to everyone that will support Brian, that he is not raising money to go on a holiday, Brian will be self-funding the cost of his bike and all the logistical costs.
In addition to this he is doing some fairly hard training, he is not taking up cycling as an excuse to wear Lycra (!!) ….. it’s all about raising money for his chosen charity. No doubt he can depend on his family, friends, work colleagues, contacts and well wishers to exceed all expectations in raising the required minimum sponsorship of €3000 and hopefully lots more...
We would like to thank each and every one of you in advance for your contributions, big or small, it all add's up and Brian is most appreciative of your generosity.
The Event will take part over 6 days
Day 1: Saturday September 17th, Paris to Montargis 125km - Cycle out of Paris along a dedicated cycle route cycling through small villages. Our destination is Montargis, nicknamed the “Venice of Gatinais” owing to its 131 bridges.
Day 2: Sunday September 18th, Montargis to Nevers 145km, head deeper into the Loire valley where the route takes us via small villages towards Sancerre where we will have lunch. Our destination is the town of Nevers, known for its rich and varied heritage, in particular it's palace and cathedral.
Day 3: Monday September 19st, Montmelima to Carpentras 90km An early morning coach will bring us on a transfer avoiding the busy city of Lyon to arrive in Provence at Montmelima, which will be the starting point for day 3 of the cycle. On arrival in Provence there is a short cycle to stretch your legs to Chateau du Monard in Montmelima. After lunch we head for Carpentras. This afternoon’s cycle will take us through the lavender fields of the region via the wonderful village of Grignan with its stunning Renaissance Castle.
Day 4: Tuesday September 20th, Carpentras to Aix-En-Provence 125km/164km This is the hilliest day as the route heads on a wonderful quiet road over the Col De
Murs to bring us to the ochre red coloured town of Rousillon, where Samuel Beckett spent the Second World War. Our destination is Aix-en-Provence - a truly
lovely town that has been linked with many great artists. Looming close by is the famous and dominant Mt Ventoux and for some the opportunity exists to tackle this wonderful climb.
Day 5: Wednesday September 21st, Aix-En-Provence to St. Maxime 127km We cross the Aix region with its wonderful scenery and great association with the artist Paul Cezanne and Mont Sainte-Victoire - a great local landmark. Our destination is St Maxime on the shores of the Riveria. Dinner tonight is not included in the tour package so you have the opportunity of wandering through a myriad of pedestrian streets teeming with wonderful French restaurants.
Day 6: Thursday September 22nd, St. Maxime to Nice 110km Our cycle starts along the coast before we head inland through the magnificent Cap Esterel overlooking the Mediterranean. Our last few miles will see us make our way along the glamorous resorts of Cannes and Antibes, with wonderful beaches and coastal riding. Then onto the famous Promenade des Anglais and into the wonderful resort of Nice. We will finish on the Promenade des Anglais at around 4pm where you will be greeted by the welcoming team and raise a glass!
Day 7: Friday September 23rd, Nice, RELAX!!!