Tour de Credit Suisse 2019, Swiss Team

From 22 - 26 July, cycling challenge through the Pyrenees in favor for the Charity of the Year 2019.

Cycle challenge from 22 - 26 July: For the sixth year running, a Swiss team of Credit Suisse employees will be gearing up for the latest of their - cycling challenges in 2019, raising important funds for the Foundation Swiss School for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Allschwil, Switzerland.

The goal will be to cycle a 758 km route that include 15,400 meters of ascent as follows:

Day 1: 169 km / 3500 m ascent -  from San Sebastian to Oloron-Satine-Marie

Day 2: 153 km / 3400 m ascent -  from Oloron-Satine-Marie to Arreau

Day 3: 139 km / 3300 m ascent - from Arreau to Sort

Day 4: 138 km /3400 m ascent -  from Sort to Puigcerda

Day 5: 159 km / 1800 m ascent -  from Puigcerda to Roses

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David Hay

Why I care

Dear colleagues,

 

Now in its sixth year, a team of Credit Suisse employees from multiple international offices are gearing up for the latest cycling challenge.  From July 22nd – 26th, we are raising vital funds for the Foundation Swiss School for Guide Does for the Blind in Allschwil, Switzerland.

Past events helped us to raise over CHF 250’000 for selected charities and last year, we were able to raise over CHF 35’000; a new record in donations! It is our goal again this year to exceed the excellent result of last year.

To ensure that the entirety of all donations goes to Charity, all cyclists are bearing the costs of transfer and lodging themselves. Credit Suisse supports the event logistically by providing support vehicles, drivers, and mechanical support

Some of you will be aware that I participated in this last year, so to give back from an organizational perspective, I volunteered to be part of this year’s organizing committee.  This year I will be the sole representative from IWM COO area.

This year’s event is as much, (if not more!) of a challenge compared with last year.  We shall be cycling the length of the Pyrenees from San Sebastian/Donostia on the Atlantic coast to Roses on the Mediterranean sea.  

The goal will be to cycle a ~760km route that includes ~16,000 metres of ascent as follows (route mapped out below):

Day 1: 169 km / 3500 m ascent - from San Sebastian/Donostia to Oloron-Saint-Marie

Day 2: 159 km / 4500 m ascent-  from Oloron-Saint-Marie to Arreau

Day 3: 139 km / 3400 m  ascent - from Arreau to Sort

Day 4: 138 km / 3400 m ascent - from Sort to Puigcerda

Day 5: 159 km / 1800 m ascent  - from Puigcerda to Roses

This opportunity to ride with fellow colleagues to raise money for a very worthy charity is amazing.  The Foundation Swiss School for Guide Dogs for the blind charity for which we are raising money, enables retired blind people a replacement dog where they are not eligible for coverage through Federal Disability Insurance. Your generous contributions are very welcome. :)

 

Please support me by donating to this charity.

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  • David Hay

    06/18/2019

    Welcome to my campaign looking forward to your support.

  • Gérard

    Stiftung Schweizerische Schule für Blindenführhund

    07/02/2019

    Wow, absolut bewundernswert!!! Es berührt uns sehr, so viel Engagement zu bekommen und danken bereits heute für diese sensationelle Unterstützung! Für die Tour wünschen wir allen Beteiligten ganz gute Beine, viel Energie und vor allem, dass alle gesund am Ziel ankommen!!!

  • Mina

    Credit Suisse Switzerland

    07/13/2019

    Hi David
    
    Great to have you in the Tour de Credit Suisse Team - as a  volunteer and cyclist. Your engagement will be rewarded, that's for sure.
    
    I wish all the best for your campaign and the coming up challenge. 
    Mina
    

  • Gérard

    Stiftung Schweizerische Schule für Blindenführhund

    07/19/2019

    Nur noch wenige Tage und dann startet eure anspruchsvolle Tour! Wir wünschen euch allen viele schöne Eindrücke, die nötige Kraft und Energie, positive Stimmung, möglichst keine Pannen und vor allem, dass ihr alle gesund und zufrieden am Ziel ankommt! Toi toi toi & take care!!!