Club Peloton are a charity and free membership club aimed at networking, riding and fundraising. Club Peloton uses cycling as a platform for events to combine a love for the sport and the opportunity to network. Over the years, Club Peloton has actively supported charities that work to change the lives of vulnerable young people such as MSA Trust and Cyclists Fighting Cancer.
The Kings Ferry, part of National Express Transport Solutions, has served the Club Peloton community for over 10 years fulfilling their bespoke ‘Cycle to MIPIM’ hire for the riders and their teams. Their annual ride to Cannes is a very special hire and one that Kingsferry drivers and the Club Peloton team alike look forward to year after year.
‘Cycle to MIPIM’ is Club Peloton’s original endurance charity event that is open to cyclists of all abilities. It involves teams riding from London to Cannes where the annual real estate market event, MIPIM is held.
Club Peloton’s 2023 hire saw the Kingsferry complete the successful shadowing of 90 riders across 7 days from London, United Kingdom to Cannes, South of France.
Like years prior, 2023’s hire enjoyed a fully wrapped 66-seater coach for their bespoke hire. The 2023 ride was similar to the 2022 hire to Cannes detailed below, featuring various stops across France.
The Club Peloton hire typically features a Channel Crossing and multiple stop points to accommodate the various teams and their riders. This route is believed to have been one of the most challenging of all routes previously travelled. Whilst the riders enjoyed steep ascents through the picturesque French countryside, a Kingsferry coach followed along where possible, shadowing the team.
“I’ve been doing this journey for 12 years and have a good relationship with Chris Clarke [Event Director] and the team captain. We enjoy good banter on the hire! The aim of the hire is to keep far enough away from the riders, ambulance and police that are following the riders whilst navigating route changes, road closures and little villages.”
Stuart Lively (Private Hire Driver, Kingsferry)
“Thank you and the team once again for handling everything so well. We love working with you and the team to help us deliver our flagship fundraising ride. Stuart and Tom were awesome – they’re not just drivers, but important members of the team that everyone loves – riders and crew alike. They always go above and beyond by mucking in and helping at stops and nothing is ever too much trouble. It was also a completely different route this year so everyone had to be on their toes and the guys didn’t put a foot wrong. We’d always have them back like a shot.”
Nick Hanmer (Chief Executive, Club Peloton)
Chateau de Sully
Greoux les Bain
Cannes - Conference Centre
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