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The Alt Tour

As Lachlan Morton attempts to beat the peloton to Paris, help us make every kilometre count and donate to World Bicycle Relief.

26 June 2021

THE ALT TOUR CHALLENGE

Celebrate Lachlan's astonishing ride and help us raise as much money as possible by joining us as we ride the final 108km stage of the Tour together in support of World Bicycle Relief.

Amount Raised

£442,471

Bikes Donated

3,687

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“On behalf of all at World Bicycle Relief, our gratitude goes to Lachlan, his team and family, EF Education First, Rapha, and everybody who has contributed to this incredible activation. Chapeau to all!”

 

– Allison Dufosee – CEO of World Bicycle Relief UK

LACHLAN'S KIT

Sustaining comfort and performance during Lachlan’s marathon ride, EF Education-Nippo’s latest team kit is the result of years of innovation in the pro peloton. Comprising elite racewear from our Pro Team collection, the EF kit is made for speed and provides expert support for competitive road racing.

EXPLORE HOODED GORE-TEX PULLOVER

A waterproof hooded rain jacket with a chest pocket for storage, designed for year-round adventure.

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BAR BAG

A rainproof handlebar bag with a stowable cross-body strap.

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MEN'S PRO TEAM JERSEY

An all-round summer jersey for racing and training.

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WOMEN'S PRO TEAM JERSEY

An all-round jersey with a dual-fabric design perfectly suited to summer racing and training.

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MEN'S PRO TEAM BIB SHORTS II

A pair of elite performance bib shorts, raced from cobbles to cols.

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WOMEN'S PRO TEAM BIB SHORTS

A high-performance bib short worn in the WorldTour by CANYON//SRAM and ready your fastest rides.

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PRO TEAM SOCKS

Rapha’s ultimate performance socks, high-wicking fabric that is softer and more comfortable.

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RIDING FOR A REASON

Swapping points and prizes for a more meaningful purpose, Lachlan is riding in support of World Bicycle Relief. By donating bicycles, WBR enable young people around the world to access education. If you’re inspired by Lachlan’s ride and want to help him on his way, please donate to WBR.

Amount Raised

£ 464,542

 

Bikes Donated

3,871

The Alt Tour so Far...

 

Following Lachlan from the Breton coast to the Alpine cols.

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The Alt Tour



La Grande Boucle is cycling’s ultimate challenge, with the biggest audience, the toughest parcours and the most prestigious prize. From the outside, the race is a constantly moving feast of sound, colour, effort and emotion but for the racers inside the bubble, life on Tour travelling from one hotel to the next can be somewhat sterile particularly in the midst of a pandemic.

This year, for a fresh perspective on what it takes to compete at the world’s greatest bike race, Lachlan Morton is taking on his own Alt Tour. In a challenge inspired by the inaugural edition of 1903, he’ll ride every stage and every transfer completely unsupported, covering a distance of 5,500km and climbing over 65,000 metres in just 23 days. Starting just after the first stage, he’ll ride nearly double the distance and make the equivalent of an extra thirteen ascents of the Tourmalet, all with the ultimate aim of beating the peloton to Paris.

As well as a fresh perspective, Lachlan will also be riding with a new purpose. To make every kilometre he covers really count, Rapha and EF Education First are each donating 500 bikes to World Bicycle Relief and, with your help, we can donate even more. If you’re inspired by Lachlan’s challenge and would like to support him, you too can donate to WBR and help provide even more young people with the bikes they need to access an education.

With no teammates to shelter behind, no mechanics and no rest days, the Alt Tour is Lachlan’s greatest challenge yet. How many bikes can we donate? Will Lachlan make it to Paris? And will he arrive before the peloton? There’s only one way to find out…



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