The Champagne and Oysters Cycling Club’s annual charity bike ride from St Tropez to Monaco, Sunday 28 April, was once again a huge success. Sponsored by Amber Lounge, the event raised over €100,000 for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation to help develop water safety programs around the world.  

Over 100 riders took part in the scenic ride along the French Riviera coastal route to Monaco, including former F1 drivers Mika Hakkinen and Thierry Boutsen alongside pro cyclists Thor Hushovd, Veronica Larsson and Calvin Watson.

H.S.H Prince Albert II showed his support and presented the awards to certain participants including:

The Gold Pedal Award: Patrick Torrison, the youngest COCC participant, aged 15
The Silver Pedal Award: Orrett Conner, the oldest rider, aged 69
The Bronze Pedal Award: Mim Stanway

Images: Ed Wright Images / @f1mikahakkinen

“The event just gets better and better every year. It has now become a firm fixture in the Monaco calendar but we also had participants this year flying in from The Cayman Islands, Singapore, Dubai, Switzerland and many from the UK – a lot of whom have already confirmed again for next year. The support team did an amazing job again this year; without them, the event could not take place.”

Damian Crean, Event organiser.   

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