CIE's very own HDBaseTEAM charity cycle team are at again as they embark on another truly 'Massif' marathon cycle challenge through France!
Much of the route will be following the 2016 Tour de France stages 3, 4 and 5, beginning at the Channel port of Saint-Malo, through Normandy to the Loire valley before rising towards the Massif Central and a stunning finish close to Clermont-Ferrand.
The team – made up of CIE Directors and members of the AV sales and technical support team – will take on their 9th annual challenge this year, in an endeavour to hit their fundraising target of £7000 to support Cancer Research, the British Heart Foundation and locally the 'Saving Lives Helipad Appeal' for Queens Medical Centre Hospital in Nottingham.
The CIE HDBaseTEAM have previously raised in excess of £25,000 for Cancer Research, The British Heart Foundation and local children’s charity Derby Kids’ Camp.
The HDBaseTEAM are sponsored by UK AV Signal Distribution brand CYP, with the team name giving a nod towards the vast range of HDBaseT products launched by CYP over the past two years.
This will be the fourth year of sponsorship from CYP and CYP Sales Manager Gareth Rolls is a particularly enthusiastic supporter; “It gives us great pride at CYP to sponsor the CIE team once again. The dedication and commitment to fundraising and the promotion of the charities of which they are passionate about, is truly awe-inspiring. Everyone here at CYP will be following the teams' progress and willing them on through the arduous three day ride. We encourage everyone in the AV industry and beyond to pledge their support by donating to this fantastic cause and help the team continue to change lives for the better.”
The CIE HDBaseTeam will leave the UK on Wednesday 28th September, cycling from Saint-Malo in the early hours of Thursday 29th with the aim of reaching Clermont-Ferrand on the 1st of October