Seventeen cyclists set off on 4th October 2014. Although they all had their personal reasons for taking part in this charity ride they had one thing in common - a determination to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK and a local Cancer Charity.
The now annual ride is billed as the Superyacht Shipyard Tour and takes place over 6 days with 850 kms from Ancona to Antibes for the cyclists to cover. They stop off at famous superyacht shipyards along the way to drum up support. Why shipyards? Well, the Cogs4Cancer riders come from all areas of the yachting industry so it seemed fitting to arrange the race around the common interest.
The stages consist of a 168 km journey from Ancona to Forli on day one. Day two is 149km from Forli to Empoli, through Florence. Day three is Empoli to La Spezia via Lucca and Viareggio a distance of 153km. Day four sees the riders move 150km from La Spezia to Arenzano. The penultimate day is 125km from Arenzano to San Remo. The final push for the riders see them from San Remo to the finishing point at Antibes.
100% of the money raised is donated to Cancer Research UK, Clinique Tzank in Mougins and the children’s cancer unit at the Lenval hospital in Nice.
We at YB Tracking are proud to provide a tracking solution for Cogs4Cancer. Friends, family and supporters (including the pop star Rihanna!) can follow the progress of the riders as our trackers record and transmit data such as speed, location and direction every hour. When the trackers transmit, the data goes through the Iridium satellite network to YB Tracking HQ. Once it arrives on our servers it is visualised onto our race player; this happens in mere milliseconds so all following the race can see the progress of the riders.
For more information on this event, please visit the Cogs 4 Cancer website.