ON YER BIKE… FOR THE SEAN EDWARDS FOUNDATION ANNUAL BIKE RIDE IN MONACO
2nd June 2015
Established by Daphne McKinley Edwards shortly after the tragic accident which cost her son’s life on the 15 October 2013, the Sean Edwards Foundation held its second annual bike ride covering 35 km including the legendary Formula 1 track. Drivers and members of the association arrived at 10am at the headquarters of the Automobile Club de Monaco wearing a specially designed cycling outfit baring the SEF logo. After a short ten minute briefing and a group photo with the press, the riders completed one lap of the famous track before heading to Dolce Aqua in Italy. Among them were Eddie Jordan, David Coulthard and Alexander Wurz, Francesco Castellacci, Maro Engel, together with some of the current generation of drivers being represented by Daniel Ricciardo and Jenson Button and even opening the ride to professional motorcyclist Eugene Laverty. Upon reaching the other side of the border drivers stopped for a break with coffee and croissants before doing the return journey back to the Principality.
This closed event bike ride on Tuesday 19 May 2015 was used to launch the initiative of an open house series of bike rides which will be open to members of the public to take part in throughout the year and at various venues across the World. SEF announced the Dubai Bike ride on 13th January 2016 before the 25hours of Dubai where Sean was two times winner. Members of the public will be able to take part in cycle races against drivers and celebrities for a minimum amount of sponsorship.
The Sean Edwards Foundation is distinguished by multiple initiatives to educate drivers about safety and respect for other competitors. It was created in order to change attitudes and increase safety measures in motorsport. SEF has developed with the SRO (Stephan Ratel Organisation) the Sean Edwards Test (SET), a driver safety awareness course and test which we want all organisations across the worldwide Motorsport to adopt putting drivers personal safety first and highlighting respect for other competitors at all levels.
As part of the licensing process, they are also developing a way for driver medical records to be accessed by first responders in the event of an accident and families contacted immediately. The long term aim is that SET will make a major splash and cause a ripple effect into public road safety as well. If top racing drivers embrace exemplary caution and awareness of safety they can positively influence the attitudes of young people on our roads today.
For further information on the Foundation please visit www.seanedwardsfoundation.com
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