Sunday, 13th October 2019
  • South of France

    Training for the Cycle - Summer 2014

  • Croagh Patrick

    Fundraising Day, Mayo - Summer 2014

  • Training

  • Training

    West Coast, Ireland - Summer 2014

  • Paris to Nice

    Mid way through the Cycle - September 2014

  • Paris to Nice

    September 2014

  • A happy Philip reaches the top

  • Promenade Des Anglais

    Just after finishing the cycle.

  • Promenades Des Anglais

    Happy to be off the bike.

  • Group Photo

    Philip and the gang at the end of the cycle.

  • Group Photo

    Promenade Des Anglais - 25th September 2014

  • Paris to Nice

    Group 5

  • Special Olymipcs Ireland

    Professional Road Racing Cyclist Stephen Roche pictured with Philip Carney and Adrian McGennis

Paris-to-Nice Cycle 2014

Last update: 30/09/2014 @ 10:11

The Final Update – Mission Accomplished

So after 6 roller coaster days, I am pleased to say that we finally made it to Nice safe and well.

I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone for their support over the last few months. Between us we’ve raised over €11k for Special Olympics Ireland and we really couldn’t have done any of this without your support.

For those of you that are interested I’ve included some photo’s of the event above.

Thanks again,



Stage 4 – Carpentras to Aix [105KM]

Some photos from yesterdays cycle to Aix.


Philip en-route to Aix.

Philip en-route to Aix.

View from the top

View from the top

Mid-way through the cycle while en-route to Aix.

Mid-way through the cycle while en-route to Aix.

The group are now about to depart on the second last stage of their cycle which will bring them from Aix to Maxime (128 KM). We understand that it is getting progressively harder as the trip goes on with the elevation gain increasing from 547m to 1574m.

Sponsor Philip & Adie

Stage 3 – Logis to Carpentras [90KM]

Slightly later than scheduled, the group set off on their way to Carpentras just after 12.00pm this afternoon. The cycle took them through the lavender fields in the region via the village of Grignan which hosts a stunning Renaissance Castle.

Stage 3 - Lavender Fields

The group are expected to finish todays cycle in the next hour which will see them reach the half way point of the challenge.

Sponsor Philip & Adie

Stage 2 –  Montargis to Nevers [143KM]

The group have now completed Stage two of their cycle to Nice. They are currently in the town of Nevers in central France.

Philip Carney

Today they left Montargis and travelled 143km to Nevers where they arrived at around 16:45. Tomorrow they will leave to cycle to Carpentras on stage 3 of the cycle.

Two cyclist have been injured in the last 48 hours which sadly means they will be unable to complete the challenge.

Check back again tomorrow for further updates and thanks again for all your support.

Sponsor Philip & Adie

The HR Company Proudly Supporting Special Olympics Ireland

The HR Company has teamed up with Sigmar Recruitment in support of Special Olympics Ireland. This year’s event ‘Paris2Nice’ is just about to get underway with both Managing Directors of The HR Company and Sigmar joining an additional 93 cyclists as they make their way to Paris for the start of the 700 mile cycle.

The first stage of the of cycle which commences tomorrow morning Saturday 20th September 2014, will see the group travel 128km from Paris to Montargis.

Since 2011 Paris2Nice has raised €1.25m for a number of different charities. Paris2Nice is a central coordination hub, which in 2014 is supporting 95 riders to raise funds for 18 charities. The cycle will take place from 20th-25th September and the target for this year is €1,000,000!

Philip and Adie would like to pay a special thank you to everyone who has supported them over the last 9 months or contributed to this very worthy cause.

You can continue to contribute to this cause with all funds raised going directly to the charity.

Sponsor Philip & Adie

Please note Philip and Adie will be paying for the cost of the trip independently of the fundraising, so be rest assured your donation will make a difference to those who need it.