Good day everyone,
Communiqué from the organizers of the Road E-Bike Grand Prix and Tous à vélo (Cyclo-croisières)
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the Road E-Bike Grand Prix and Tous à Vélo (Cyclo-croisières). The event was due to take place on 16 and 17 May 2020, the date on which we are still at risk of being heavily affected by the current coronavirus epidemic.
Given the current situation, the government has strongly advised us to remain confined to our homes indefinitely until VIDOC-19 collapses and there is a possible cure and vaccine.
Our team, with the agreement of the Aix-les-Bains town hall, has decided to cancel this event. A new date will be announced for next year and we hope that by then life will be back to normal.
We have put all our heart into the development of this unique event, we know that you will share our great disappointment at this news.
The unprecedented circumstances of the current COVID-19 outbreak have resulted in enormous pre-paid organizational, logistical and personnel costs for this event, which are now unrecoverable.
We, as well as the rest of the event industry in France, are facing a huge challenge to survive and the industry will probably be very different once this crisis has subsided.
We are currently doing everything in our power to try to navigate through this incredibly difficult period to give us the best chance to prepare this event for a new date in 2021.
On behalf of the entire organising team, we wish you and your family good luck and good health for the weeks and months to come.
We thank you for your understanding.
The Road E-Bike Grand Prix and Tous à Vélo team
What is the Road E-Bike Grand Prix?
The Road E-Bike Grand Prix puts road e-bikes in competition for the very first time.
Road e-bike racing is a sport that brings together both the cycling and motor sports communities for exciting competitions in spectacular venues.
Road e-bike athletes need the mental and physical strength of conventional road cyclists, as well as the technological and strategic approach of the best electric motor pilots in order to win races.
Why do we do it ?
In addition to hosting a unique and spectacular event in a world-renowned location, The Road E-Bike Grand Prix promotes cycling for all, soft mobility, and health & wellness.
The Grand Prix is also 100% gender balanced, challenging and rewarding female and male athletes equally.
A new era begins
We at Vital Coach Events are passionate about the multiple possibilities E-Bikes bring with them.
E-bikes expand the potential to connect people from different backgrounds and different athletic skill levels by making the ride more dynamic. This is what the second day of the Road E-Bike Grand Prix is made for with the E-Sensation tours open to all bikes (conventional, electric and prototypes) and to all age groups.
E-bikes address three major challenges we face as a modern society: Health, Mobility and Energy. The Road E-Bike Grand Prix is an ideal platform to inspire and exchange ideas about how to address these challenges.