CANCER Support France groups in the south of France are joining together to organise a 240km fun cycle ride along the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most scenic routes in Europe.
This is the first time CSF groups have collaborated in this way and the biggest event ever organised by CSF in France.
The goal is to raise awareness and funds to support the network of associations helping English speaking cancer sufferers (and their families) living in France.
On the 7 June, cyclists of all ages will set off from the Pont-Jumeaux in the beautiful pink city of Toulouse. Riders will pass the mystical fortified town of Carcassonne and the picturesque village of Homps, ending in the Mediterranean port of Marseillan on 11th June.
The ride is spread over five stages travelling through three departments of France - each stage of the five-day journey being approximately 50 km.
This is a fun event not a race, and each day will include the option of a convivial lunch stop plus plenty of camaraderie along the way. Participants can cover the full five days whilst others can drop in to do one or more.
CSF volunteers will be helping with transport between end points, and a full participant pack is available offering help with planning overnight accommodation and transport back to the start points.
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