Well, I initially thought that I was going to ride up Mt Ventoux lots of times for my 2015 challenge. I love Mt Ventoux, however, something bigger and even better has come up and it is definitely for me.
The 2015 route of the Tour de France is awesome. This clip takes you to a YouTube clip. 2015 Tour de France route
And I am going to do exactly the same route, one week before the Professionals, mirroring the exact stages that they do. How cool is that?
So between 27 June and 19 July 2015, I am going to ride my bicycle for 3,344km over 21 stages. By the time I finish in Paris, I will have climbed the equivalent of Mt Everest, Mt Blanc, Mt Kilimanjaro, Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scarfell Pike. I will have also cycled the distance from London to Cairo, but with a lot more hills. The longest stage, stage 4, is 221km long – this is the distance that the average teenager walks in 6 months and I will be doing it in a day.
My training is in going well. If you would like to support me, please do so by donating to the charity of the Tour de Force, the William Wates Memorial Trust, whose mission is to help the most disadvantaged young people keep away from a life of crime and violence and fulfil their potential. This is achieved by giving grants to charities that engage young people through the mediums of sport, arts and education. You can donate securely by visiting this link to my fundraising page: Link to my charity fundraising pageFollow @fitandfortyman