Photos: Princess Charlene celebrates 10th anniversary with COCC

Over the weekend, Monaco’s Princess Charlene joined in with the street party celebrations laid on by the Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC) to mark the 10th edition of the group’s annual charity bike ride from Saint Tropez to Monaco.  

After an early morning start in Saint Tropez on Sunday 5th May, more than 90 riders climbed into the saddle for the 140-kilometre ride back to the Principality of Monaco, where they were met by Princess Charlene as well as hundreds of supporters. 

Though the final amount of money raised by the event is yet to be revealed, the 2023 ride generated more than €70,000 for the Princess’ eponymous foundation, which teaches water safety and drowning prevention techniques to children around the world.  

A portion of the funds raised during the 2024 edition will also go to the UK-based motor neuron disease charity My Name’5 Doddie.  

Princess Charlene joined the Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club riders, their families and their friends in celebrating the 10th edition of the charity bike ride after an after party event at Slammers in Monaco. Photo credit: Manuel Vitali / Monaco Communications Department 

Princess Charlene welcomed the riders across the finish line in Monaco in the afternoon, congratulating them on their efforts and the landmark anniversary of an event that was started by a group of seven local friends back in 2011.  

The day concluded with a very well-attended street party-style celebration at Slammers on Rue Suffren Reymond in the Condamine neighbourhood.

Princess Charlene appeared on stage alongside a number of prominent COCC members, including F1 legend Eddie Jordan, and a fabulous red and white cake that commemorated the COCC’s important fundraising achievements over the years.

Click on the images below to see more from the event: 


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Photo credit: Manuel Vitali / Monaco Communications Department