The 23rd edi­tion of the CIBC Charles-bruneau Tour of­fi­cially launched

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

The CIBC Charles-bruneau cy­cling Tour held the of­fi­cial launch Thurs­day for its 23rd Edi­tion, aim­ing to raise more than $3.3 mil­lion to help chil­dren af­flicted with can­cer in Que­bec.

This year, three cour­ses are now of­fered in the Estrie to of­fer cy­clists dif­fer­ent chal­lenges:

The Dis­cov­ery Course, Sher­brooke Satur­day, June 9 (2nd edi­tion): a 50 or 80 km loop;

The Courage Course on July 5 and 6 (8th edi­tion): 300 km over 2 days be­tween Sher­brooke and Boucherville;

The In­spi­ra­tion Course, on July 6: 140 km in one day be­tween Bromont and Boucherville.

The tour is the Foun­da­tion’s flag­ship event, which helps chil­dren with can­cer and which seeks ever greater ob­jec­tives. The 2018 edi­tion hopes to ac­com­mo­date more than 600 cy­clists, on all eight cour­ses.

The CIBC Charles-bruneau Tour has been one of the largest fundrais­ing events in Que­bec for 23 years and thanks to its ma­jor part­ners and cy­clists, the event has gen­er­ated more than $22 mil­lion since 1995, trav­el­ing more than 22,000 kilo­me­ters across Que­bec. The pub­lic is in­vited to fol­low the event on the Foun­da­tion's Face­book, Twit­ter, In­sta­gram (#TOURCCB) and Youtube plat­forms.

Both sea­soned and am­a­teur cy­clists can chal­lenge them­selves by reg­is­ter­ing on­line. The plat­form also al­lows par­tic­i­pants to fol­low the progress of their fundrais­ing in real time, en­cour­age their friends, and stay on top of all the news about the CIBC Charles-bruneau Tour at charles­

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