Our History


OUR HISTORY

SUFFERING SINCE 2001

 

The Fireflies Tour was established in 2001 by Sandy Watson Scott (then Head of TV, M&C Saatchi) in recognition of relatives’ and friends’ battles with Cancer. Five friends – Jake Scott, Adrian Moat, Nick Livesey (Directors at RSA Films), Tim Page (MD, The Quarry) and Chris Haworth (Sports Photojournalist) – cycled from Geneva to Cannes, to join fellow industry professionals at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, but more importantly to raise money for a leukaemia charity.

Over the last 15 years the ride has grown to hundreds of riders who have made the challenging journey from Geneva to Cannes across the high Alps — raising a total of more than £1.7m for leukemia research and treatment. In 2015 we welcomed veterans and new riders from countries all over the world including Australia, Chile, Dubai, India, France, Brazil, USA and Holland.

RSA Films is the Tour’s premier sponsor. It has been generously supported from the outset by Directors, Sir Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott.

For all PR and sponsorship enquiries, please contact producer Laine Lindsay Law at RSA Films.