Champagne and Oyster Cycle Club to celebrate 10th anniversary with street party in Monaco

Champagne and Oysters Cycle Club

With the landmark 10th edition of the Champagne and Oyster Cycle Club’s Saint Tropez to Monaco charity bike ride on the horizon, the team has announced its plans for a post-race street party in the Principality in celebration of this significant anniversary.  

On Sunday 5th May, the riders of the Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC) will begin their annual 140-kilometre bike ride from the Riviera haven of Saint Tropez to Monaco.  

The excursion will be starting at 8.30am sharp, with the goal of arriving in the Principality at 4.30pm. Once at their destination, the cyclists will be met by their families, friends and supporters at Slammers on Rue Suffren Reymond for a big street party celebrating their achievements over the years. 

The COCC was created in 2011 by seven friends who shared a passion for cycling and philanthropy. Their charity ride along the Côte d’Azur has grown significantly since then, attracting participation from the likes of Prince Albert II himself, Formula 1’s Eddie Jordan and other sporting icons.  

In 2024, the funds raised by the event will be given to My Name’5 Doddie, an association committed to funding research into motor neuron disease, and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, which seeks to teach water safety and drowning prevention skills to children around the world as well as promote the value of sport in education.

See more: In pictures: Princess Charlene makes a splash at Water Safety Day in Monaco

Last year, the COCC bike ride raised over €70,000 for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. 

Organisers of the 10th COCC bike ride are encouraging local Monaco businesses to contribute to the fundraiser’s noble causes through sponsorship opportunities. Riders are also always welcome to donate, with the participants personally required to raise at least €1,000 in sponsorship. 

For more information about the event and how to get involved, contact 


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