cyclists brought the city to life

cyclists brought the city to life
cyclists brought the city to life

Thanks to a particularly efficient team of volunteers and ideal weather, the national cycle tourism concentration was a real success. From May 9 to 11, 2024, all the hotels in Argenton and Le Pêchereau were full, as was the campsite. It must be said that Bernadette Jouhaud, president of the CLC (Secular and Cultural Circle) and of the cycle walkers section, had taken care to warn all the traders, ahead of the event, that the arrival of participants would lead to a very particular flow in their shops.

Traders involved

The traders adapted their activity knowingly and donated prizes for the raffle. While one of them had gathered, according to an appropriate scenography, the little cyclists still present in his window, a baker came on Friday morning to bring pastries to the participants. “The traders play the game”, rejoiced the president from the first day.

“A very good thing for the city and the community economically”

The participants in the gathering stayed there for three days: “If we show the best face of the city, they will certainly come back for tourism,” remarked Bernadette Jouhaud. An opinion shared by Jean-Marie Fauconnier, deputy mayor for roads and network and sports infrastructures: This concentration of cycle tourists is a very good thing for the city and the community economically, because it has brought a lot of people. » And to underline the quality of the organization, while rejoicing in the solidarity of the different clubs who have pooled their strengths: “All the federations came together for this event, it’s the first time, to my knowledge. »

Gilbert came from Creuse to follow a 40 km route to Gargilesse. Returning around 11 a.m. Friday morning, alongside Denis and Tony, the latter explained that he had chosen to participate in this gathering “because the city is cute, the organizers friendly and the garage easy”. There is no doubt that in his image, everyone will have good memories, not only of the event but also of the territory.

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