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On the agenda for the official departure on Saturday, June 30th: a cycle parade across the streets of Rouen, handing out prizes from the fund-raising raffle, an ’aperitif’ and slide shows.
Cyclists are invited to join the first kilometres of Herve and Goska’s cycle journey across Asia - aka Develotour Asia - next Saturday.
With seven days to go, we’re still hearing the eternal question: "So, all ready to leave?"
We’ve been counting down to this day for a year - but despite all the preparations we’re rushing to tie up the loose ends. Today we still have a roof over our heads, wardrobes full of clothes, tap-water and electricity. From next Saturday onwards, all we will have is a bicycle and four saddle bags each...
Develotour Asia departs from the lycée Les Bruyères - 67, av. des Canadiens (Sotteville-lès-Rouen). The programme for the day:
9am - 12pm :
Raffle prizes handed out. Please bring the winning tickets and / or ID.
Presentation of the Develotour project: demonstration of equipment, slide shows.
Live music from Les Patates Louches.
12 - 1pm :
Pre-departure "aperitif" (i.e. refreshments) 1.30 - 2.30 pm:
Cycle parade around the city of Rouen. Bring what you can to make noise with and to get noticed - bright-coloured clothes and flags are best! Cycle helmet recommended. Itinerary : Lycée Les Bruyères - avenure des Canadiens - avenue des Martyrs de la résistance - rue d’Elbeuf - rue Saint Sever - pont Boildieu - rue de la République. We’ll stop on the square in front of the town hall (hotel de ville).
Highschool students will be accompanied back to the Lycee. Volunteers (SABINE, ASPTT...) are welcome. Please confirm your participation here.