AV distributor CIE are at it again, as its HDBaseTEAM  charity cycle team embark on another truly 'Massif' marathon cycle challenge. This September, the CIE team will cycle 500 miles through France in just three days! Much of the route will be following the 2016 Tour de France stages 3, 4 and 5, beginning at the Channel port of Saint-Malo, through Normandy to the Loire Valley, before rising towards the Massif Central and finishing at Clermont-Ferrand .

The team, which is made up of CIE Directors and members of the AV sales and technical support team, will take on their 9th annual challenge this year in an endeavour to hit their 2016 fundraising target of £7000. The money raised will support Cancer Research, the British Heart Foundation and local charity the ' Saving Lives Helipad Appeal ', based in CIE’s HQ town of Nottingham. To date, the CIE HDBaseTEAM has raised in excess of £25,000 which has been distributed to various charities.

The HDBaseTEAM are sponsored by UK AV signal distribution brand CYP, with the team name giving a nod towards the vast range of HDBaseT products launched by CYP over the past two years. This will be CYP’s fourth year of sponsorship and Sales Manager Gareth Rolls is an enthusiastic supporter; “ It gives us great pride at CYP to sponsor the CIE team once again. The dedication and commitment to fundraising and the promotion of the charities of which they are passionate about, is truly awe-inspiring. Everyone here at CYP will be following the teams' progress and willing them on through the arduous three day ride. We encourage everyone in the AV industry and beyond to pledge their support by donating to this fantastic cause and help the team continue to change lives for the better.

The CIE HDBaseTeam will leave the UK on Wednesday 28th September, cycling from Saint-Malo in the early hours of Thursday 29th with the aim of reaching Clermont-Ferrand on the 1st of October. To support this epic challenge, please donate online at . You can also follow the team on twitter @ciegroup

For press information, please contact:

John Houston, Wildwood PR

Tel: 44 (0)1293 851115 / email:


Chris Edwards, Marketing Director, CIE Group

Tel: 44(0)115 9770075 / email:

About CIE-Group

One of the AV industry’s longest established providers of equipment for the professional audio visual integration and PA sectors, CIE-Group recently celebrated 50 years in business. The company provides innovative, high quality, cost effective solutions from its comprehensive and diverse portfolio of products to meet the demands of the AV, PA, CCTV, communications and OEM electronics business sectors. As a master distributor for leading brands such as Inter-M, Atlas Sound, CYP, Clockaudio, Chiayo, Clever Little Box and Switchcraft; they offer a huge choice of amplifiers, loudspeakers, microphones, audio visual signal distribution, induction loops, soundfield, CCTV, cables and connectors - all available directly from source.