Ahead of the soon to be announced opening of the entries for the 2022 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) that will be held at Puy en Velay, France from Monday 29 August to Saturday 3 September, the Organising Committee and representatives from the FIM recently met with the elected representatives of the local authorities of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the Haute-Loire Department, the Agglomeration and the City of Le Puy en Velay and its Tourist Office.
The latter of these, the City of Puy en Velay Tourist Office, is an important ISDE partner and will manage the accommodation booking service on behalf of the organising committee.
In front of the assembled local media, the elected officials confirmed and reinforced their support for the 96th edition of the ISDE, and the importance of the event to the region especially regarding the following key considerations:
The visibility and credibility of hosting an international competition with 650 entrants, and over 3000 people involved from more than 30 different nations.
The direct and positive local economic impact generated by the event, which is estimated to exceed €3.5 million, not including the financial impact of the visiting spectators.
The sustainable element of the event, in particular its environmental compatibility that will see the organisation maintain and restore – post event – where necessary over 600km of trails whilst ensuring the protection of sensitive areas nearby.
The wider environmental initiatives that will be included as part of the event, and that will be communicated in more detail in due course.
It is an historic region for Enduro in France, convinced of the positive impact of the sporting competition and the extent of the event that is set to welcome all participants.
The FIM, the FFM and the Organising Committee would like to warmly thank the local authorities for their commitment and their support, without which it would simply not be impossible to organise the 96th edition of the ISDE in France, at Le Puy en Velay, a first for the hosting City and Agglomeration.
Competitors and teams will soon be able to sign up via the official website www.FIM-ISDE.com.
They can already book their accommodation online at www.isde2022-lepuyenvelay.com/ or can contact the Tourist Office team directly – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption: 1st row, from left to right: Marie-Agnès Petit (President of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council), Roland Lonjon (Vice President of the Agglomeration of Le Puy en Velay in charge of Finance), Corinne Goncalves (Vice President of the Agglomeration of Le Puy en Velay in charge of tourism and events), Jean- Pierre Vigier (Deputy and Regional Councilor Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
2nd row, from left to right: Karine Wassner (Deputy Director of Le Puy en Velay Tourist Office), Fabio Muner (FIM Marketing and Digital Director), Adrien Lerousseau (FIM Marketing Coordinator), Dominique Gauthier (Vice President of the ISDE Organising Committee and President of the Moto Club du Puy en Velay), Alain Borde (Treasurer of the ISDE Organising Committee and President of the Moto Club de Saugues)
3rd row, from left to right: Jean-Paul Grimaud (Director of Le Puy en Velay Tourist Office), Emmanuel Boyer (Advisor to the President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region & Agglomeration of Le Puy en Velay), Laurent Courtal (Marketing – Communication Coordinator – ISDE Organising Committee), Daniel Lhermet (Secretary General of the ISDE Organising Committee and President of the Moto Club Moto Verte Haute Lozère), Gregory Ricci (FIM Enduro Commission Coordinator), Vincent Rigaudias (Vice-President of the FFM, President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Motorcycle League).