Have you made your New Year resolutions? Why not include cycling in your to-do list and bike your way up the most famous mountains in France?
This year IDF Europe partners with sports events organizers Golazo for two epic bike rides: Tour du Galibier and Tour du Ventoux. Our aim: inspire people and prove that anyone, including people living with diabetes, can take on great sporting challenges. Participants will also be cycling for a cause: raising awareness of diabetes and sports, and raising funds to support IDF Europe in its mission to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
Tour du Galibier - 26 to 28 June 2014
Sign up for a close encounter with the 2,645 metre-high Col du Galibier and its smaller brothers and sisters on 26, 27 and 28 June 2014. This giant of the Alps is also known as one of the highest finishes in the history of the Tour de France. Spread over three days, the event includes a warm-up bike ride on 26 June, the ascent of the Col du Galibier on 27 June and a cycling tour on the 28th. A detailed programme is available here.
For more information and registration, visit www.tourdugalibier.com
Tour du Ventoux – 18 to 20 September 2014
Get involved in the Tour du Ventoux bike ride taking place on 18, 19 and 20 September 2014! Known for hosting many Tour de France finishes and being called the “Giant of Provence”, the Mont Ventoux towers impressively above Vaucluse at 1,912 metres and offers a stunning view over the Provence Region. Spread over three days, the event also includes a warm-up bike on 18 September, the ascent of Mont Ventoux on 19 September and a cycling tour on the 20th. A detailed programme is available here.
For more information and registration, visit www.tourduventoux.com
Registration to each event is 125 EUR per person.
Registration fees cover the following:
- Participation package (sportsbag, water bottle, sports drink, 1 gel, 1 cereal bar)
- Exclusive Tour du Galibier or du Ventoux T-shirt
- Food and drink supplies during rides and climbs (including fruit, cookies, water, sports drink, etc.)
- Timing of climbs with chip and results on the website
- Free insurance for accidents (no helmet = no insurance)
- Technical help
- Medical help
- Pasta Party
- After Bike Party on Saturday evening
- Unique memory of the Tour du Galibier or the Tour du Ventoux
Please note that transport and accommodation are not included in the registration fees. Information about transport, accommodation, medical tips and training tips is available on the Tour du Galibier and Tour du Ventouxwebsites.
Is it for you?
The Tour du Galibier and Tour du Ventoux bike rides are for anyone –with or without diabetes- who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause: the fight against diabetes. All you need is motivation, proper training, a bike and a helmet. Supporters, families and friends are also welcome!
What’s in it for you?
We encourage our member associations to take part in the bike rides and get the word out! Tour du Galibier and Tour du Ventoux represent extraordinary opportunities to raise awareness of diabetes and active and healthy lifestyles, raise funds for the diabetes cause and participate in a unique experience together with other diabetes advocates and key stakeholders from all across Europe.
How do I get involved?
We look forward to meeting you at the top of the Col du Galibier and the Mont Ventoux!