Cancer Support France 'Cycle for Life'

Cancer Support France's ‘Cycle for Life’ event will take place from 23 to 26 September. The event had been postponed from June due to the Covid-19 crisis. CSF National President, Pat Lockett, says " Due to the health crisis we were unable to plan the ride for June but are delighted that we can now go ahead in September. Our aim is to ensure that no English speaker of any nationality in France needing support, be they patient, carer or family member, is unaware of us. Cycle for Life will help us raise awareness and funds whilst you have fun and keep fit." This year’s event sees CSF and its cyclists following La Flow Velo, a dedicated cycle route crossing from the Atlantic, through the Charente to Angouleme for 4 days of gentle exercise. Starting on Wednesday lunchtime at Rochefort, with its C17th maritime arsenal, cyclists will stop at Saint-Savinien and Cognac, ending with a welcome lunch on Saturday at Angouleme, best known for its paper industry and as the capital of the Bande Dessinée. Pat continues " The National association provides support to our local associations but has no independent means of raising funds. Last year, sponsorship from the Cycle for Life raised almost enough funds to cover the costs of the annual three day Trainers' Conference in November. This Conference is the most important event in the CSF year, enabling our trainers to share, discuss and develop our training. This is vital to ensure a high quality and consistent support service across France. It is also the biggest expense which CSF National faces. If you cannot ride then do consider making a donation through And don't forget, the cyclists would love to hear you urging them on!" Come and join CSF, meandering through lovely French countryside, and enjoy the fun. For up to date details please see our Cycle for Life Facebook page at