3D Printed Clip Carries Cyclists Up a Mountain

By on June 8th, 2010 in Event


Design firm Freedom of Creation supported the fight against cancer by helping a popular fundraising event in France on 3 June this year. FOC manufactured a special clip for riders in the annual Alpe d’HuZes. The Alpe d’HuZes is a gruelling cycling event in which participants ride not once, but six times up a mountain that is used for the Tour de France. 
FOC’s clip features the Alpe d’Huzes logo, and will be in a new color each year. This encourages participants to return and collect a new clip as a remembrance of their odyssey up the mountain. 
The event was clearly a success, as almost 3300 riders and over 72,000 donors produced an record amount of more than € 10,000,000 for the cancer charity. The value of the clip? Priceless.  
Via FOC and Alpe d’Huzes (Hat tip to Brian)

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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