Lachlan Morton just completed his Alt Tour, beating the Tour de France peloton to Paris by five days and raising 446,740 Euros for World Bicycle Relief. Find the latest update here…

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Lachlan Morton rode into Paris at 5:30 a.m. today, completing the final stage of his Alt Tour, riding the laps of the Champs-Élysées in the dawn light. All told, Lachlan rode for 220 hours over 18 days, racking up 5,510 kilometers (3,424 miles) with 65,500 meters (214,895 feet) of climbing. His goal was to set off after the racers to complete all 21 stages of the Tour de France—as well as all the transfer routes—in homage to the inaugural Tour de France in 1903, during which riders weren’t shuttled between stages. And to do so faster than the race teams. Lachlan beat the peloton to Paris by approximately five days and raised 446,740 Euros ($529,025) for World Bicycle Relief.

Lachlan Morton Finishes Alt Tour
  • Lachlan Morton Finishes Alt Tour
  • Lachlan Morton Finishes Alt Tour
  • Lachlan Morton Finishes Alt Tour
Lachlan Morton Finishes Alt Tour

Lachlan averaged 327 kilometers per day on the Alt Tour with 3,800 meters of climbing. His average daily riding time was 12:20. His longest day was the last one, where he ticked off 565 kilometers in 20:22, and his biggest day of climbing was on Stage 8, where he ratcheted up 5,900 meters.

Chapeau, Lachlan. Thank you for bringing us along for the adventure!

During his “Alt Tour,” Lachlan Morton pedaled every stage of the Tour de France—plus every transfer—completely self-supported. This effort is a fundraising initiative for World Bicycle Relief, an organization that provides bikes to young people in developing countries in order to help them access education. As of this writing, the Alt Tour has raised over 446,740 Euros ($529,025 USD). If you wish to support this effort, click here. You can find a day-by-day account of Lachlan’s progress here.

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