A True Tour of France: B&M

Lachlan Morton is fast becoming one of the coolest men in cycling. His many exploits riding fast and far have summed up the pure joy of riding a bike for so many people. His latest challenge looks no different as he tries to beat the Tour De France peleton on it’s lap of France.

Of course, this being Lachlan he’s doing it unsupported. That means no airplane transfers, massages or mechanical support.  The stats for it are mind blowing – 5,500km and 65,000m of climbing in 23 days. To add to the achievement, the ride is also raising money for World Bicycle Relief, a cause we can all get behind. Follow his progress and donate here

This ride harks back to the early days of road racing when stages where 400km long and the riders would stop at a restaurant for lunch, often accompanied by a cigarette and glass of red wine to get them through the day. The stories that come out of these races were fantastic and as brilliant as the modern era of cycling is to watch  (Stage 2 anyone?!), I can’t wait to hear the stories from Lachlan’s ride.

HG

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