BÉCANCOUR — La Tournée des clochers Télébec will soon point the tip of the nose to Sainte-Angèle. For its 24th edition, which will take place on Sunday 3 June, the committee of Bécancour, bike broke new ground in bringing many changes.
This year, the event will be held at the quai de Sainte-Angèle. The tour of the bells will offer four courses, the circuit Expert of 105 kilometres, the circuit Performance which will be 75 km, the circuit is Advanced from 55 miles away and the family component for young families, which is a circuit of 20 miles. The arrival of the cyclists, animation and boxes to the taste provided by the grocery store Metro Plus St-Grégoire greet the participants.
The great cyclist and adventurer Michel Beaudoin will be president of honour. “Usually, I pedal always alone, but next June, I will cycle as a team,” he says with pride.
Another novelty will be established this year. For this 24th tour, the committee wanted to invest in a cause. Thanks to a request of recommendation to the public via the social networks, the foundation Suicide Prevention, The Two Shores has been selected. An amount representing $ 1 of every registration will be donated to the Foundation on the day of the event. “The tour will raise awareness of the hundreds of people in a single day, and it is very valuable,” says Luc Massicotte, executive director of Suicide Prevention, The Two Shores.
The committee of Bécancour, cycling is proud to see the city invest in improvements to its cycling network year after year. Since its creation in 1992, the Tournée des clochers Télébec has delivered up to now more than 102 000$ to the City of Bécancour, including the$ 5,000 from the edition of 2017. This amount will be added to the improvement project.
In addition, a contest exclusive to Desjardins members will be on the program. The latter will have the chance to win a door prize with a value of $500.
The sale of tickets at a cost of $ 20 will be exclusively online and will end on 2 June to 17 h. The tickets are free for children 12 years and under.
Given the success of the event in years past, the committee hopes, if mother Nature cooperates, reaching 800 participants.