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Gallery: Lachlan Morton Reaches Paris After Epic 5000+km ‘Alt Tour’

It’s a lap of France with a major twist, a 3-week epic that more resembles the race 100 years ago than it’s present day 3400km parcours.

But, more importantly than that, it’s shaping up to be one of the most successful solo fundraising rides ever.

Lachlan Morton has reached Paris after riding his own Tour – racing the peloton over every kilometre of the 2021 Tour course – plus the distances between stage starts and finishes – solo.

Lachie’s ‘Alt Tour’ covered 5,510km and included a staggering 65,500 vertical metres – some 20,000 more that this year’s regular Tour.

“I think the Tour de France is unattainable for 99.9% of athletes,” he said after arriving in Paris. “And, you know, you could buy a bike and put some bags on it and go tour France and there’s no one that can stop you.”

Lachie has been riding in Birkenstock sandles to help minimise foot pain and allow his feet to breath. Image: EF Pro Cycling / Rapha
has been carrying and preparing his own food during the ‘Alt Tour’. Image: EF Pro Cycling / Rapha
He No team car support for Lachlan – he has been managing his own ride through the good times and the bad. Image: EF Pro Cycling/ Rapha
The reason for the non-traditional cycling shoes. Image: EF Pro Cycling/ Rapha.
One of the most epic solo cycling feats of recent times, Lachlan Morton is closing in on the end of the 5000 + km adventure. Image: EF Pro Cycling / Rapha.
Lachie is raising funds for World Bicycle Relief and the Buffalo bike.

A fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief, the initial target was to raise the equivalent of $AU446,000 for the charity bike organisation. Eclipsing that total in the 2nd week, the target has now been increased to close to $AU750,000 with funds to purchase more than 2600 bikes already being raised.

You can track Lachlan’s final kilometres into Paris here https://alttour.ef.com

And you can donate to the WBR fundraiser here https://give.worldbicyclerelief.org/campaign/ef-rapha-for-wbr/c329966

What He’s Riding & Carrying

Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Vision Metron wheels

Vittoria Corsa tyres

Prologo Scratch M5 Saddle

 Vision Aero bars

Speedplay pedals

Power2Max powermeter 

Silca tattico minipump

Garmin Edge 1030 bike computer

Rapha bar bag

Rapha Waterproof rear pack

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Bar Bag

Tolcat custom framebag

Followmychallenge GPS tracker

In his bag

Foam sleeping pad

Sleeping bag

Bivy

Camping pot

Camp burner

Water bladder

Powerbank

Spare lights and head lights

Spare jerseys, bib shorts, Rapha puffy jackets and extra rain jackets

Spare inner tubes and tyres

Bicycling Australia will have more on Lachie Morton’s epic trip soon.

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