Earlier this summer, ultra cyclist Jack Thompson took on a challenge to ride the entire 2021 Tour de France route, giving the peloton a head start and aiming to beat them to Paris. Over the course of just 10 days, he rode the 3,552-kilometer (2,207-mile) course with 52,000 meters (170,603 feet) of climbing, for a combined total of 127 hours of riding. Presented by Wahoo, The Amazing Chase is a 30-minute video that chronicles his ride and dives deeper into topics surrounding mental health along the way.
From Wahoo: “When we interviewed Jack the day before he rolled out, we asked him if he thought the challenge would be difficult. What we didn’t expect him to reply was ‘no’. What he told us was that when you’ve suffered through depression and darkness and loneliness, riding a bike 350km a day is manageable. You pedal, and you keep on pedaling. And like opening up about mental health issues, you make it out the other side stronger and more experienced.”
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