A Second Grand Départ – In Canada this time

As The Tour De France draws to a close with a 116km ‘procession’ on the flat to the Champs-Élysées, a group of amateur cyclists will be setting off from Toronto to cycle 600km to Montreal to raise funds for Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). The Bike Rally, now in it’s 20th year, is the sustaining fundraiser for PWA, supporting its ability to provide critical services and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto. In that … More A Second Grand Départ – In Canada this time

The Grand Départ: An Assemblage

There are many reasons to be cynical about the Tour De France but despite that it continues to capture the imagination, or mine at least. Whilst much could be said about the history of the race, the nature of the endeavour, the competitors, teams, sponsors etc. the real attraction for me is the incredible landscape through which it passes. It’s a landscape that acts as a draw for cycling enthusiasts, the people who cycle for … More The Grand Départ: An Assemblage