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Barclays Offsite

CYCLING IS THE NEW GOLF

Welcome to Barclays Offsite—the new corporate meeting mixing passion, business, and community. Step away from your traditional activities and enjoy some memorable experiences with brilliant peers pedaling along the Mediterranean. Lycra is not required and these rides are for all fitness and skill levels and are wickedly delightful experiences to enjoy while building relationships and talking some business. Barclays offers a Fun, Healthy and Environmentally Friendly day in collaboration with Vélo Monaco

Barclays launches pioneering range of green Corporate Banking products in late 2017 together with always been on the forefront of the importance of health with Barclays’ Be Well programme.

Poor health directly affects employees’ energy levels and effectiveness, and the risk of ‘burnout’ is a problem which needs to be addressed. Barclays aims to create a culture that supports staff to be healthy and happy, supporting colleagues to understand their health risks and make sustainable, positive changes.

Karl Nolson, Head of Global Lending Group, Barclays Corporate Banking said: “We share that view at Barclays and know that unless sustainability is at the heart of how companies conduct their operations, they will fall behind. As always, we want to help our clients stay ahead in an evolving world, which is why we’re proud to be the first major UK bank to devise a range of products targeted exclusively at funding green Corporate Banking investment activity, that will help promote growth now and contribute towards a better, greener, future for all.”

Vélo Monaco has built a reputation for providing some of the best private and corporate cycling events available.

Our primary goal is to encourage people onto their bikes to get healthy, and in doing so also create a greener environment to do it in.

 

Here is two proposals to create a unique and unforgettable Barclays Event. Cycling is the new Golf and many of your premium clients loves to be encourage to do some sporty activity if they aren’t already a keen cyclist which many already are.

 

– Green is the new Glam

The Monaco Government Tourist Office has launched the Principality’s “Green is the New Glam” campaign

Great for Health and Fitness

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike”
– John F Kennedy

Vélo Monaco will welcome your premium clients with a full service crew.

Our ride guide:
Gustav Larsson: Olympic & World Championship silver medalist & Stage winner at Giro d’Italia & Paris-Nice and record breaking 7 x SWE National Time Trial champion.

Together with Veronica Larsson founder of Vélo Monaco and professional cyclist until 2012.

On the rides we will have a following car with refreshments and all kind of support, Profesional Photographer and Rental bikes (including electric bike options) for your guests that doesn’t bring their own bike. And Limousin service for the return after the lunch or Helicopter option.

In the package includes also personalised Barclays cycling jersey to each participants of the ride. This is a great value as your guests will use them muliply times afterwards and it is a great awareness for Barclays

Barclays Offsite 1

Our first option is the Crème de la Crème. An idyllic retreat in the French artistic heartland with Château Saint-Martin & Spa

Option 1

Monaco to Château Saint-Martin & Spa with lunch, the cycling distance is 54 km. Here is the route and profile of the ride. We meet up at Barclays office in Monaco for a coffee, croissant and every member will receive the Barclays cycling jersey. We set up the bikes for each participants together with a short briefing about todays ride. For the beginners we also include how to ride in a group and all necessary to know about the bikes.

All riders can leave their bags in the following car, that will stay behind the riders to Château Saint-Martin & Spa.

For the ones that prefer to ride a bit shorter distance a car is waiting for them outside Barclays and will take them together with one of our guides to the port of Nice and we will all team up there when passing. The cycling distance for them will be 35 km, instead of 54 km.

 

From the start in Monaco it is scheduled a total cycling time, including stops of 3 to 4 hours.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa welcomes us with a glass of Champagne or a cold beer/soft drink together with some hearty canapés. A great reward after our beautiful cycling adventure.

For the ones that wants to take a shower and change for the lunch, Château Saint-Martin & Spa gives us the possibility to use their locker rooms next to the pool.

Just leave the bikes and our service crew takes cares of your bikes.

For lunch we will discover L’Oliveraie, the summer restaurant of Château Saint-Martin & Spa in the shade of an ancient olive grove. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois invites us to enjoy his summer creations filled with flavours of the sunny Mediterranean. Working with this season’s local produce, we will enjoy the Market Meny together with their beverage package.

During the lunch Gustav Larsson will talk about his career and how it is to be a rider in the Tour de France leading Team. Last time the start of Tour de France was in Monaco, Gustav was top 10 and his team mate Fabian Cancellara hold the leading jersey. Tour de France is named as the World’s Greatest Sporting Event

And maybe Barclays has a new portfolio to release for their premium clients. This is a perfect lunch to open up for new investments.

 

After an amazing lunch the cars are waiting for you to go back to Monaco.  Or even better jump on the  Helicopter at the private helipad of Château Saint-Martin & Spa and you are back to Monaco in 15 minuts.

 

Price from 9 640 €, based on a group of 20 guests*

* Price includes Barclays personalised cycling jersey, rentalbikes, rental helmet, water, sportdrink, bars, gels during the ride, Vélo Monaco crew, guides and support car behind the ride, welcome drink + canape and Market Meny including beverage package. And Limousine service back to Monaco.  

Not included in the starting price is the Helicopter back from Château Saint-Martin & Spa and the professional photographer capturing the event.

Barclays Offsite 2

Our second option we stay closer to Monaco and enjoy the beauty of the basse, moyenne and grand corniche, together with a delighted lunch at Restaurant Le V in Èze

Option 2

Monaco to Restaurant Le V in Èze with lunch, the cycling distance is 30 km. Here is the route and profile of the ride. We meet up at Barclays office in Monaco for a coffee, croissant and every member will receive the Barclays cycling jersey. We set up the bikes for each participants together with a short briefing about todays ride. For the beginners we also include how to ride in a group and all necessary to know about the bikes.

All riders can leave their bags in the following car, that will stay behind the riders to Restaurant Le V.

For the ones that prefer to ride a bit shorter distance we created a shorter route to Restaurant Le V with 20 km. Here is the route and profile of the ride

 

From the start in Monaco it is scheduled a total cycling time, including stops of 2:30 hours.

Restaurant Le V welcomes us with a glass of Champagne or a cold beer/soft drink together with some hearty canapés. We will all arrive with a good appetite after all km on the bikes.

Just leave the bikes outside the restaurant and our service crew takes cares of all the bikes.

For the ones that wants to take a shower and change for the lunch, the Hotel lets us use some of their room to shower and change. Normally, everyone is pretty chilled so a dry T-shirt and pair of shorts is often enough. And the changing is done in a minut or two.

During the lunch Gustav Larsson will talk about his career and how it is to be a rider in the Tour de France leading Team. Last time the start of Tour de France was in Monaco, Gustav was top 10 and his team mate Fabian Cancellara hold the leading jersey. Tour de France is named as the World’s Greatest Sporting Event

And maybe Barclays has a new portfolio to release for their premium clients. This is a perfect lunch to open up for new interesting investments.

 

After an amazing lunch the cars are waiting for you to go back to Monaco.

 

Price from 8 700 €, based on a group of 20 guests*

* Price includes Barclays personalised cycling jersey, rentalbikes, rental helmet, water, sportdrink, bars, gels during the ride, Vélo Monaco crew, guides and support car behind the ride, welcome drink + canape and Market Meny including beverage package. And Limousine service back to Monaco.  

Not included in the starting price is the professional photographer capturing the event.

My recommendation for the rides is maybe to do a beginners ride the first day with the shorter version 20 km up to Restaurant Le V and then the day after the more adventure ride to Château Saint-Martin & Spa

The Wall Street Journal

PUBLISHED MAY 19, 2018

Cycling is the new golf - Vélo Monaco