Philippe takes on the 1,200 km of La Vélodyssée, cycling France’s Atlantic coast in 15 days

From Hendaye to Roscoff in 15 segments

Philippe has had hemiparesis since he had a cycling accident at 13 years old. Just after his 60th birthday, he set himself the challenge of getting on a bike and travelling the route from Hendaye to Roscoff.


After 5,500 kilometres of training in a little over a year, Philippe began cycling France’s Atlantic coast on La Vélodyssée. It was his way of pushing out negative thoughts and proving to himself that his handicap hadn’t taken away his physical abilities. He would do it all in 15 segments with just two days of rest... Respect!