The Tour de France is a true test of endurance, but back in 1968 is was longer in both distance and duration than the current version.
Will Jackson-Moore has completed the 60's version of the race in 24 days all to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Harrison's fund to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Will was bitten by the cycling bug at a young age. He lives near Hemel Hempstead and, along with three friends, marked his fiftieth birthday by taking on the gruelling Tour de France route from fifty years ago.
The 1968 route is:
- More than 4,600 kilometres
- Twenty four days
- Climbs measuring more than fifty thousand metres.
- 1,100 kilometres longer than the Tour route of 2017
Will was meticulous in his planning. All details of the route listed in what he called the Tour Bible. A constant reminder of what was achieved, plus a few mementoes.
The quartet set out to raise fifty thousand pounds for two charities. Cancer Research UK and Harrison's fund to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
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