Check out this great ITV piece about our August 1968 Tour de France odyssey in aid of Harrison’s Fund & Cancer Research UK. . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CXlEiLjc30Q&time_continue=208 . It’s not too late to show your support - if you haven’t done so already and would like to - then please go to www.tourdewill.com and click ‘donate’ - together we’ll reach our £100k target - THANK YOU . @harrisonsfund @cr_uk . #HowHardCanItBe . #ASSOSofSwitzerland cycling apparel was put to the test
The mountains always take time every now and again to remind us that we are in a dynamic environment. The bridge over the crevasse near the summit ridge of Mt Blanc had collapsed whilst we had been on the summit... Thanks to @alexbridges for the photo. . @antarcticlogistics @brit_mt_guides
Mission accomplished - summit of Mt Blanc 4810m with @joellevack & @alexbridges in the best weather and conditions all summer. Another big step towards a future expedition to Antarctica... . @antarcticlogistics @brit_mt_guides
Mountaineering training for a 2020 Antarctica expedition continues this morning with @joellevack & @alexbridges - climbing up to the Gouter hut en route to Mt Blanc. #brit_mt_guides #antarcticlogistics
Joel & Alex enjoying the sun whilst high up on an alpine climb this morning... @joellevack @alexbridges #brit_mtn_guides
A great photo & memory of the core Tour de Will team - Will, Andy, Jerry & I showing our support for #HarrisonsFund while en route this August. Sept 7th is a very special day as it is #DuchenneAwarenessDay We rode the 1968 Tour de France route in a celebration of 50thness and in order to raise money for 2 very worthy charities #HarrisonsFund #CancerResearchUK We have raised over £90,000 and still your support is coming in. Thanks to everyone who has donated. If you haven’t and would like to-it’s not too late-go to www.tourdewill.com . #DuchenneAwareness
7th Sept is a very special day as it is #DuchenneAwarenessDay #HarrisonsFund and also Will’s birthday. It was Will who made reality of the crazy idea of celebrating this occasion with riding the 1968 Tour de France route in a celebration of 50thness and in order to raise money for 2 very worthy charities #HarrisonsFund #CancerResearchUK We have raised over £90,000 and still your support is coming in. Thanks to everyone who has donated. If you haven’t and would like to-it’s not too late-go to www.tourdewill.com . #HowHardCanItBe #DuchenneAwareness
Off the bike & back in the mountains for a snowy & cloudy ascent of Mt Blanc, 4810m. On the summit with Paul, Izzy, Michael, Nico and @ross.hewitt A really good effort considering the weather & conditions. . #brit_mtn_guides #arcteryx #montblanc
Some bonus kms to boost the August distance got us from the Velodrome to the Arc de Triomphe with a modern finish on the Champs Élysées and so ends our epic voyage. Thank you to everyone for their support of the Tour de Will. On Saturday at 3.45pm we rolled into the Velodrome Jacques Anquetil in Paris. All four of the riders who started out to do the whole ride (Will, Jerry, Andy & myself) finished together. Along the way we had 22 guest riders who did stages with us. We rode over 4,850km in 22 days on the bikes, averaging 222km per day and nearly 3,000m of climbing each day. Lots of stories to tell, but the main aim was to support our two charities Cancer Research UK and Harrison’s Fund. We are ecstatic that we have already reached over £85k, including the tax credit and have set a final target of £100k which we hope to reach. . #HowHardCanItBe #HarrisonsFund #CancerResearchUK #5 . Putting #ASSOSofSwitzerland cycling kit to the test...
Saturday 24th August - A 2 stage finish into Paris with yellow kit provided by Will the evening before including bar tape on the handlebars. Stage 22a of the Tour de Will - Auxerre to Melun. 136km of rolling terrain-the headwind increased, the rain started and the temperature dropped. We weren’t going to be allowed an easy finish into Paris. Stage 22b was a 55km individual time trial into the Velodrome at Vincennes now known as the Velodrome Jacques Anquetil. This was the first time that it had been used in 1968 and the Dutchman, Jan Janssen managed to gain time on this final stage to take the yellow jersey. Chapeau. An amazing feeling to ride into the velodrome and do some laps after the epic journey that had brought us to this point. . #HowHardCanItBe #HarrisonsFund #CancerResearchUK #5 . Putting #ASSOSofSwitzerland cycling kit to the test...
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