2019 Tour de France route - 3 weeks - 3490km to ride - 30 mountains to climb - £300k to raise - 21 stages to complete
WELCOME TO THE 21
about "the 21"
'THE 21’ is a cycling event giving amateur cyclists and corporate businesses the opportunity to take part in the toughest cycling route in the world, the Tour de France, whilst raising valuable funds for ’THE 21’s' chosen charities,
Chance to shine, Dan’s Trust and Parkinson's UK.
The ride will begin on the 5th July, 2019 just ONE DAY ahead of the Tour de France itself. The full route - 21 stages - will be ridden by ten people including ex England cricketer, Matt Prior. The three week event is then split in to five separate blocks of 3-5 days where additional riders will be joining the team to take on this gruelling challenge.
’THE 21’ has been underwritten by global law firm White&Case. Senior Partner Ian Bagshaw will be one of the ten riders attempting to complete all 21 stages and has been one of the main driving forces behind the event.
All riders will be supported by the ONE PRO Cycling team for the duration of the event with support vehicles, soigneurs and mechanics on call throughout the event.
We will follow the progress of the riders over the coming six months as they manage busy working lives with training for one of the greatest challenges in their lives. We hope that you will join us!
BILLED AS THE HIGHEST TOUR IN HISTORY!
This will be the first edition of the Tour to feature more than 30 climbs of second category or higher with eight vertigo-inducing high-altitude summits in total.
The riders will cover 21 stages over the course of three weeks totalling 3,490km.