Come and join Cancer Support France in a gentle meander through lovely French countryside, sharing wonderful lunch stops and enjoy the fun while raising money for a great cause.


One in three people in the western world will suffer from some kind of cancer in their lifetime. CSF National President, Penny Parkinson, says, "Through our network of 15 affiliated associations, CSF offers support in many varied ways to those who are touched by cancerOur 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. Do join us in the Cycle for Life, and help us raise that awareness, whilst having fun and keeping fit."


After a hugely enjoyable Cycle for Life in 2017, 2018 sees the biggest challenge yet — a 650 km ride from the Atlantic seaside resort of Royan to the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean at Marseillan Plage over a period of two weeks. It is not a race, and everyone can do as few or as many days as they like, taking it at their own pace. It is all low- level, following the canals and using cycle routes where possible, and is suitable for novice cyclists and families. There are two rest days planned, in beautiful Bordeaux (22 May) and medieval Carcassonne (29 May).

It is not a race, and everyone can do as few or as many days as they like, taking it at their own pace.

Penny continues, "The National association has no independent means of raising funds for the support services that it provides to our local associations. This year we hope that sponsorship from the Cycle for Life will raise enough funds to cover the costs of the annual three-day Trainers’ Conference in November. It's the most important event in the CSF year — it enables our trainers to share, discuss and develop our training, thus ensuring a high quality and consistent support service across France.

Needless to say, it is also the dless to say, it is also the biggest expense which CSF National faces, so if you cannot ride yourself, then do consider making a donation through www.alvarum. com. And don’t forget, the cyclists would love to hear you urging them on!”

For more information, visit www.cancersupportfrance.org