French ‘Cyclotourisme’ Bronze Medal

A recent purchase was this French Cycletouring medal in heavy bronze, a large 72mm in diameter. The only text is simply ‘Cyclotourisme’, and the medal is signed ‘S.Bret’, who I believe is French engraver Sylvain Bret. No clues to date but i’m guessing at 70’s judging from the style of the ‘randonneuse’ bicycle in the detail and the fact that the engraver was born in 1937! What appealed to me was the side with the detail of the bike which is very accurate in every finely crafted detail, even down to the handlebar bag. Does anyone know anything more about this medal?

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