Day 8 - Saturday 25th June 2022
Obernai to Benfeld
97 kms / 1335m+
Day 6 - Thursday 23rd June 2022
Verdun to Luneville
126kms / 1310m+
Day 4 - Tuesday 21st June 2022
Compiegne to Reims
158kms / 1030m+
Day 2 - Sunday 19th June 2022
Aldershot to Newhaven
101km / 950m+
The 900km route includes 7,500m of climbing, initially coursing through Berkshire and Surrey, onwards down to Newhaven. After crossing the Channel to arrive in Dieppe, the cyclists will take in the picturesque regions of northern France via Reims and Nancy. Joined by teams from Paris, Germany and Italy once in Obernai, the group will move on together for the final 12 mile leg – including the last 100m climb – to reach the Socomec headquarters in Benfeld to coincide with the arrival of great yachtsman and navigator, Loïc Peyron and in time for the centenary celebrations.
Raising vital funds for a French charity - Electriciens Sans Frontiers – the contribution raised will help to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s poorest populations, addressing inequalities in terms of the availability of electricity and water, making these vital utilities the platform for broader economic development.
In particular, Socomec will be contributing to the cost of providing sustainable access to quality water and sewage system for the village of Miandrizara in Madagascar.
Colin Dean, Managing Director, Socomec UK comments “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our centenary by raising funds for such an important cause. There is no doubt that this is going to be a huge physical challenge for us all but by joining forces with our partners, we hope that we will be able to make a real contribution to the communities in northern Madagascar.
We must thank our sponsors, without whom this wouldn’t be possible – Durata, ARUP, Yuasa, CEMA Group, Paktronic Engineering, Lloyd Morris Electrical, Crestchic, Specialist Power Systems, TSE Critical Power and GK Switchgear– with special thanks to Durata for providing our all-important kit.”