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Cogs4Cancer 2015 – Barcelona to Antibes

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Barcelona, Cogs4Cancer, France, spain, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised, Yachting
This article is published on: 8th October 2015

08.10.15

The Finish Line

Just after 5pm the peloton arrived into the IYCA Quay in the port of Antibes. The 24 strong group of riders had completed 870km in five days – a momentous feat by any standard. As the riders approached the quay they were re-joined by approximately 80  riders riders that had joined them for the last 88km on the French Tribute Ride. The superyachts at berth along the quay hooted their horns in celebration with over 200 other people waiting to greet the riders at the finish line.

The Spectrum IFA Group had sponsored Lee Mutch and the Cote d’Azur team were on hand to congratulate Lee and the other riders on finishing the trip.

As of Saturday Cogs4Cancer 2015 has raised €252, 716.70

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Day Five – the final stage

Cogs4 Cancer Tribute Ride – La Ciotat to Antibes

stage5Friday 9th October, the final stage but one of the longest days ride with about 180km to covered. Saddle soar, battered and bruised, the riders will definitely be looking forwardt o today’s ride. After completing about 100km the main team of riders will be meeting the guys and girls in Cogolin for the Tribute Ride in to Antibes. With the extra 80 plus riders bring home the main team, the afternoon will be a little more relaxed and jovial!

The whole team of riders are expected to enter the IYCA Quay for the official finish line for about 17.00. So if your in the Antibes area Friday afternoon,  join us all welcoming in the Cogs4Cancer riders.

Don’t forget to keep up to speed with the riders en-route with the live tracking here .

If you feel their efforts are worthy you can also donate here

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Day Four

Thursday 8th October, the penultimate day and the finish line in sight…well, almost! After yesterday’s ride, probably the most challenging yet, the team are certainly on the home straight. Leaving from Nimes, the team will ride south-east towards Aix-en-Provence which will be at their 110km mark. After taking in the delights of Aix and the stunning scenery…. they will  sweep further south. The Cogs4Cancer team will head towards La Ciotat for teh Day four finish line, bringing the days total ride to over 170km. Arriving in La Ciotat will be a milestone and they will be met by many friends joining them for the final days Tribute Ride.

Cogs4Cancer stage 4The French Tribute Ride will see upwards of 80 riders joining the main team of 24, to cycle  either 82km from La Ciotat to Antibes or the shorter 33km from Col de Testanier into Antibes on Friday, the final day. Last years welcoming event was superb, with hundreds of family and friends at the IYCA Quay in Antibes to welcome in the saddle sore riders after their 2014 ride from Ancona in Italy. This years welcome celebrations are expected to be even bigger, so if you are in the Antibes area Friday 9th October at about 17.00 join in the festivities and welcoming back the riders after their 850km ride form Barcelona.

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Day Three

Wednesday 7th October will see the riders starting in Narbonne, traveling near the coast along to Agne, then moving up towards Montpellier which is at the 100km mark for day three. Staying inland the team of riders will be heading for the finish line in Nimes, about 169km for the days ride.

Cogs4Cancer stage3Not forgetting the real purpose of this incredible ride.  All proceeds, that means absolutely 100% of the money raised will go to charity. The Cogs4Cancer riders have completely self-funded the whole trip with the support, sustenance and medical assistance through out this week, generously given for free.

The four charities supported are: CANCER RESEARCH UK, L’ARCHET HOSPITAL NICE, CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 06 and ISIS CENTRE AZUREEN DE CANCEROLOGIE WELLBEING PROGRAMME.

Don’t forget to keep up to speed with the riders en-route with the live tracking here . If you feel their efforts are worthy you can also donate here

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Day Two

Tuesday 6th October will take the riders from Figueres in Spain across the boarder into France with the day two finish line in Narbonne, just a little relaxing ride of about 170km! Only three more days in the saddle for team.

Cogs4Cancer stage2Keep up to speed with the riders on the following tracking app here.

In the image gallery below you can see images of the support vehicles supplying the Cogs4Cancer riders with welcome food breaks kindly supplied by the ladies from Gourmet Deliveries and EGP. Delicious food packed full of carbohydrates and protein to keep the guys and girls going.

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Day One

On Sunday the Spectrum Barcelona office turned out to support about 40 riders who joined the Spanish tribute ride, beginning the route at OneOcean Port Vell Marina. The guest riders supporting Cogs4Cancer took the ‘Ronda Verda’ circular route, a circuit for cyclists crossing the natural scenery throughout the Barcelonès county. This route consisted of six main sections: Montjuïc, Llobregat, Riverside Park, Serralada de Marina Park and the Sea Front.

At 07.30 on Monday 5th October the 24 riders will embark from OneOcean Marina Port Vell, Barcelona on a ride that will take them 850km over the next five days with the finish line awaiting them in Antibes, France.

Day one will take the riders along the coast north to Tossa de Mar and then inland continuing north to the stage one finish in Figueres, covering roughly 165km. The Spectrum IFA are proud to be sponsoring Lee Mutch & Cogs4Cancer and will be in Antibes on Friday 9th October to welcome the whole team to the finish line.

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As of Monday October 5th, Cogs4Cancer 2015 has raised €214.333,51. The four charities supported are: CANCER RESEARCH UK, L’ARCHET HOSPITAL NICE, CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 06 and ISIS CENTRE AZUREEN DE CANCEROLOGIE WELLBEING PROGRAMME.

There is a live tracking of the riders here so you can see the progress. If you feel their efforts are worthy you can also donate here

At The Spectrum IFA Group we feel it is a very worthy cause and so we are proud to have sponsored a rider, Lee Mutch. We wish good luck to all the team.

 

 

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Cogs4Cancer 2015 – The new kit has arrived

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Barcelona, Cogs4Cancer, Events, France, spain, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised, Yachting
This article is published on: 10th September 2015

10.09.15

c4c-shirt-2015-spectrum-ifa copyCheck out the new Cogs4Cancer 2015 team colours !!!

The Spectrum IFA Group are for the second year running sponsoring Lee Mutch, Director at Inter-Nett Monaco.

Starting in 2013, Cogs4Cancer has grown year on year with over €563,000 raised so far. A truly spectacular event, this year is proving to be even bigger than last years ride with the total amount raised just for the 2015 event reaching €164,058.91 (as of 9th September).

Starting on Monday 5th October in Barcelona, the Spectrum team will be at the starting line to wish all the riders the very best of luck on their heroic journey covering 850KM in 5 days.

 

 

The Spectrum IFA Group and Cogs4Cancer

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Cogs4Cancer, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 5th August 2015

05.08.15

cogs4cancer2col2aIn October 2015, the COGS4CANCER riders are saddling up again. This year is even bigger with a two team format. 26 riders will cycle 850km from Barcelona, Spain to Antibes, France in just 5 days.

The Spectrum IFA Group are once again delighted to be sponsoring
Lee Mutch on this epic ride.

 

The are four main charities that will benefit directly from this years ride; Cancer Research UK, l’Archet Hospital Nice, Cancer Support Group 06 and Clinique Tzanck Wellbeing.

The ride in October will be the third for the Cogs4Cancer team that have so far raised €399560 since 2013 and at this point in time, the 2015 event has raised a massive €106680.44.

Everyone at The Spectrum IFA Group wishes Lee and the other 25 riders all the very best of luck.

To follow the event and riders please visit the Cogs4Cancer website

Cogs4Cancer fundraising hits €285,000

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Cogs4Cancer, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised, Yachting
This article is published on: 28th November 2014

28.11.14

cogs4cancer-chequeBack in October there were 16 fearless riders that set off from Ancona in Italy and after cycling over 850km in six days arrived fresh faced in Antibes, France.

This gargantuan ride was completed with one thing in mind – to raise as much money as possible for cancer research. All funds raised, that means 100% are in aid of Cancer Research UK, Clinique Tzanck Cancer Care unit in Mougins, France and the Children’s Cancer unit at the Lenval Hospital in Nice.

The Spectrum IFA Group were very proud to be sponsoring Lee Mutch on this epic ride and were delighted to be part of the other fund raising events held in and around Antibes.

The amount raised at this time has hit an unbelievable €285,560.06.

Cogs4Cancer Tribute Ride

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Cogs4Cancer, France, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 9th October 2014

09.10.14

The epic charity ride from Ancona in Italy to Antibes in France is getting close to the finish line.

The riders set off on Sunday in Ancona on their 850km ride to arrive in Antibes on Friday 10th October. The final leg of this ride starts in San Remo on Friday morning, stopping for a well earned break at Stars’N’Bars in Monaco, and then pushes on to the finish line arriving in Antibes at the IYCA.

The Tribute Ride is a chance for other riders to join the main group on this last 80km stretch and help raise even more funds for the cancer charities supported by Cogs4Cancer. The welcome champagne party is sponsored by FREEDOM MARITIME together with a wonderful array of hand crafted beers on offer from Colgans Brewery and The Spectrum IFA Group will be there to welcome all the riders home.

The riders are expected to arrive in Antibes at 16.00 and we encourage anyone in there area to come and support these heroic guys and girls on their final day.

The Spectrum IFA Group are the proud sponsors of Lee Mutch.

Below is a selection of photos from the ride.

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Cogs4Cancer – the count down is on

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Cogs4Cancer, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 30th September 2014

30.09.14

cogs4cancer2col2aA team of riders are about to embark on the second Cogs4Cancer sponsored cycle ride. This incredible journey will take the 16 riders from Ancona on the east coast of Italy to Antibes in the south of France taking 6 days to complete the 825km.

The nominated charities are Cancer Research UK, Clinique Tzank in Mougins and the Children’s cancer unit at the Lenval Hospital in Nice.

 

The Spectrum IFA Group are proud to be sponsoring Lee Much and wish him, together with all the other participants every success.

 

The cycle ride is completely self-funded by the riders which means that 100% of the sponsorships money received goes direct to the charities concerned – YES 100%

Sustenance en-route will be provided by Gourmet Deliveries and the riders will be looked after during the event by sports therapists & masseuses Liz Wright and Chelsea Good providing post-ride care and with Marine Medical providing  extensive medical kits and first aid support.

The riders can be followed in real-time on www.cogs4cancer.org thanks to the specialist satellite tracking devices provided by Yellowbrick.

The riders will be looked after during the event with sports therapists & masseuses Liz Wright and Chelsea Good providing post-ride care and with Marine Medical providing  extensive medical kits and first aid support.

5th October – The Ride

  • Day 1 Ancona to Forli – 156km
  • Day 2 Forli to Empoli (via Florence) – 142KM
  • Day 3 Empoli to La Spezia (Via Lucca and Viareggio)146KM
  • Day 4 La Spezia to Arenzano – 134KM
  • Day 5 Arenzano to San Remo – 123KM
  • Day 6 San Remo to Antibes – 81KM -The Tribute Ride- including Stars n Bars lunch
  • 10 October – Champagne welcome home at 16.30 on IYCA by Gourmet Deliveries – sponsored by Freedom Maritime
  • 11 October – Party at The Royal Beach Antibes 16.00 until 01.00 €20 per person, kids free. Featuring Superstar DJ Shaun Hughes who is cycling from Ibiza to take part!

 We’ve had some great support over the past few months from many people and would like to thank everyone involved – including Rihanna!

For further information on this epic journey and to donate please visit www.cogs4cancer.org

Rhianna Cogs4Cancer

 

The Spectrum IFA Group and Cogs4Cancer

By Spectrum-IFA - Topics: Cogs4Cancer, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 31st July 2014

31.07.14

cogs4cancer2col2aThe Spectrum IFA Group have agreed to sponsor Lee Mutch for his epic ride from Ancona in Italy to Antibes, France in October 2014.

This momentous journey will take the 16 riders on a tour of more than 850km over six days in aid of Cogs4Cancer.org. Spectrum would to wish the whole team the very best of luck for this wonderful fundraising ride.

 

All funds raised, that means 100%, are in aid of Cancer Research UK, Clinique Tzanck Cancer Care unit in Mougins, France and the Children’s Cancer unit at the Lenval Hospital in Nice.

The ride will not be easy and team are immensely grateful for all support received thus far. The riders will be followed by support vehicles throughout the ride including Gourmet deliveries who will be making sure the riders have full bellies and are receiving wholesome food over the six day journey. Inter-nett Monaco are providing support vans and drivers and Liz Wright and Chelsea Good will be on hand to look after the bodies in terms of massage and sports therapy.

Stages:

DAY 1 – ANCONA TO FORLI – 156km
DAY 2 – FORLI TO EMPOLI (through Florence) – 142Km
DAY 3 – EMPOLI TO LA SPEZIA (VIA LUCCA AND VIAREGGIO) – 146Km
DAY 4 – LA SPEZIA TO ARENZANO – 134Km
DAY 5 – ARENZANO TO SAN REMO – 123Km
DAY 6 – SAN REMO TO ANTIBES – 81Km

This gargantuan journey can be followed via GPS tracking devises that all the riders have been given by YB Tracking.

On arrival at the finishing line in Antibes at the International Yacht Club on Friday 10th October, the riders will be welcomed by a well deserved champagne reception kindly sponsored by Freedom Maritime.

As the world becomes increasingly socially aware it is obvious that we all have to adjust the way we run our businesses and lives in general. The Spectrum IFA Group seeks to operate as close to being paperless as possible whilst maintaining the highest levels of security of client information. Furthermore, we seek to keep our corporate footprint as small as possible by avoiding unnecessary long distance travel and by an adviser network living and working within the community in which their clients are based.

Every year, like many organisations, The Spectrum IFA Group is approached for support from many charities. As a company, we budget to support international and local charities and causes close to our staff and our clients’ hearts.