from 1Verse On July 24, 2022, cycling enthusiasts will follow the runners during the Tour de France©. Faced with the enthusiasm of the residents, Espace & Vie Group decided to renew the challenge between accommodations: the competition for the longest distance covered by exercise bikes. This year, 12 housing units across France took on the challenge in a sporty and festive atmosphere.
Sports and friendly competition to create social bonds and promote physical activity
In 2021, seven residences at Espace & Vie challenged themselves to follow the most famous cycling race as they attempt to cover the longest distance on exercise bikes. The Tour de France © Challenge of Espace & Vie Residences was born. In 2021, at least 9,137 kilometers were covered. On the podium, 3 residences were awarded: Espace & Vie Pornichet with 2,670.68 km, Espace & Vie Pornic with 2,629.20 km and finally Espace & Vie Langueux with 2,341.20 km.
For the 2022 edition of the Grande Boucle, the new residences decided to take on the challenge. There were 12 dwellings initially in 1Verse last July:
– Baie de la Loire : Saint-Herblain, Pornichet, Pornic, Le Mans, Bretignolles-sur-Mer
– New Aquitaine : Campo les Bains
– Brittany : Langueux, Brest Recouvrance and Lambézellec, Saint-Pol-de-Léon, Carnac
– Auvergne Rhone Alps : San Igrev.
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Halfway through, the top three are already forming and proposing great deals for residents and their guests. In fact, to meet this challenge, seniors invited their families to join them but also associations and partner structures: recreation centers and schools, outdoor health professionals working in residences, a local cycling club, local merchants and also local elected officials. The dormitory staff, sometimes accompanied by their children, did not hesitate to extend a hand of hostility to our runners!
Of course, in this extremely hot period, all the housing teams are vigilant in order to hydrate the athletes well. The air-conditioned recreation rooms in the residences also make it possible to carry out this challenge in complete safety, in a pleasant and convenient environment.
After a week and a half of competition, here are the first results:
- Getaway: Espace & Vie in Bretignolles-sur-Mer with 1,072.70 km
- It is followed by Espace & Vie Langueux with a distance of 850 km
- And in third place, Espace & Vie Saint-Egrève with a distance of 752.80 km
The results of this challenge will be announced on Monday 25 July at the end of the official race. For the occasion, award and thank you ceremonies will be organized at the beginning of the academic year in September at each of the participating residences. Two prizes will be awarded to the winners of the following two categories: the longest distance traveled by the residents and the longest distance traveled by all housing participants (seniors, employees, families, partners). New this year, the Espace & Vie Challenge lottery. Each entry gives the runner the opportunity to collect a lottery ticket to try and win vouchers to use with local partner merchants.
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