In October 2017 36 keen amateur cyclists who all work in the superyacht industry will leave 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.
Mr Sylvester Stallone and Captain Simon MacKay from M/Y Enchantress became the first supporters for the 2017 Cogs4Cancer ride, when the Rocky star was happy to pose with a C4C supporter band for the charity whilst on board a luxury yacht a few weeks ago.
This is the 4th ride organized by Cogs4Cancer and the yachting community with the previous three rides having raised over 700,000 euros. It is hoped they can smash the 1 million euro mark this time around with the charities longest endurance ride yet.
Join in by buying a supporter band yourself at this years Monaco Yacht Show, donate online at www.justgiving.com/cogs4cancer or sponsor one of our riders or stages. It’s your opportunity to get involved and help give something back.
For more information and a copy of the sponsorship document email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cogs 4 Cancer – The journey so far
Since the first endurance cycling challenge in 2013, Cogs 4 Cancer has raised over 700,000 euros for cancer projects all over Europe.
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 800+ KM 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 likeminded 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 sadly lost to this terrible disease.
The rides so far…
Antibes, South of France to Palma de Mallorca
Total money raised – € 114,000
Ancona, Eastern Italy to Antibes, South of France
Total money raised – € 285,560
Barcelona to Antibes
Total money raised – € 305,520
A grand total of €705,080 has been raised so far and by December 2013, Cogs 4 Cancer was ranked within the top 1% of all fundraisers on the JustGiving charity fundraising website.
“The amount raised in such a short time was unprecedented” Cancer Research UK
“At a recent event, COGS4CANCER was 1 of 2 fundraisers (out of 1000’s) highlighted as a real success in 2014” Cancer Research UK