Merckxton

Festum Prophetae

Festum Prophetae

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Merckxton

The anual international Cogal will be held each year on the birthday of The Prophet, Eddy Merckx – June 17. Community members will have the choice to observe this in their own way; honor him by riding at the front all day, or head out alone to meet the Man with the Hammer with just a bit of food in the jersey and water in the bidon.

We also encourage community members to organize Cogals on the day of, if possible, or on the nearest weekend day. However you choose to observe Festum Prophetae, make sure you do with with dignity and respect.

Vive la Vie Velominatus.

Event Details

Date/Time
Date - June 17, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Cogal Details
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// Cogal

  1. Following the thread of a France Cogal how about June 17th Caen – St Malo on a route something like this http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5815137.  Vintage steeds to the fore.

  2. The link posts with a full stop this works better http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5815137

  3. How do organise a cogal as I think we need a Merckx celebration in east anglia in fact a Tour de Anglia finshing at pub for lashing of ale.

  4. My my my. I just realized The Prophet will turn 70 this June! Let the planning begin for some big, momentous rides!

  5. Shared on a local cycling listserv by the fella who snapped the photo in 1986, when he was living in CO as an 18 year old. Eddy driving a Dodge minivan…the absurdity.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E5EpdKzDfuM/VQbPjbSLvtI/AAAAAAAAADg/9yD-Z_dNu3M/s1600/img106.jpg

  6. @thecycleclinic

    How do organise a cogal as I think we need a Merckx celebration in east anglia in fact a Tour de Anglia finshing at pub for lashing of ale.

    Per previous I was toying with doing and Imperial Ton in France.  So with Motorway drive to Dover, 2 Sea Crossings (morning and evening) and an Imperial Ton unsupported through France, with my track record what can possibly go wrong?

  7. @thecycleclinic

    if you do get anything organised for EA give me a shout – I’m over in Norwich. Cheers!

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