Following the immense success of our 2020 Raid Local, this year the event is coming to a road near you on 27 June!

Join us on the 27 June for Raid Local 2021: Ventoux!  Inspired by the infamous Club des Cinglés challenge to climb Mont Ventoux using 3 different routes in one day, riders will be training, planning and mapping to cover the equivalent distance and vertical ascent of 1, 2 or all 3 of those epic routes, all in one day, all on their local roads.

If you would like to get involved, you can join the team taking on these immense rides by choosing your challenge below. 

  • Challenge 1 – “1x” – 45km & 1,481m vertical ascent 
  • Challenge 2 – “2x” – 90km & 2,962m vertical ascent 
  • Challenge 3 – “3x” – 136km & 4,443m vertical ascent
  • Challenge 4 – “Nx” – any distance & any vertical ascent  

Challenges 1 – 3 are the equivalent of completing the epic climb via Sault, Malaucène and/or Bédoin in that order, and the distance and ascent given above are the minimum to achieve each challenge.

Challenge 4 is an opportunity for you to make the ride your own – why not map out your own 45km, 4.5km, 450m or any distance route. You could even take on 4 or 5 times the distance and vertical ascent of the magnificent Mont Ventoux. And get creative: you could even ride a route to spell out Mont Ventoux on Strava … your local area is your oyster! 

If you’re already planning to take part this year in our Cure Parkinson’s European Raid Series in the real mountains (Ventoux, Alpine or Pyrenean), why not use this challenge as a training opportunity? And regardless of that, all riders are invited to join us for the 1x, 2x or 3x challenge, raising much-needed funds – as well as your own altitude – for this charity. 

Last year, 100s of riders rode 10,000s of kilometres and raised £100,000s for us, gaining charity kudos and lots of goodwill along the way.  Raid Local is truly an uplifting mass-participation event for socially distant times.  Depending on local restrictions in force in May, it should be perfectly possible to complete the challenge fully compliant with the spirit and the letter of any restrictions.

For more information, please email grace@cureparkinsons.org.uk or call 020 7487 3892.

If you are interested in a new opportunity for corporate sponsors of the “Jersey of Hope”, our official Raid Local cycling jersey, please email Julia@cureparkinsons.org.uk. 

Let’s beat our 2020 record of 19 shirt sponsors this year!

2020 Jersey of Hope

The Story Behind Raid Local

In 2020, 44 supporters of Cure Parkinson’s were due to take on the iconic Raid Alpine but due to COVID-19 restrictions the event was cancelled.
Undeterred, Mike Tindall MBE and a group of amazing riders, including seven people with Parkinson’s, gathered a virtual team and, on the 28 June, each took to their local roads to tackle the most challenging day of Raid Alpine: 137km distance and 3,700m of vertical ascent.
On the day, over 1,000 riders took part on their local roads and on Zwift where sporting legends Sir Chris Hoy, Iain Balshaw, Shane Williams MBE, Austin Healey, Amy Williams OBE, Lee Westwood OBE and Kirsty Gallacher led the peloton raising a phenomenal £255,000 to find a cure.
After the ride, we celebrated the incredible achievements of all those who took part in a virtual celebrity studded prize giving on Zoom and heard first-hand how the riders with Parkinson’s conquered this impressive ride and were the Ultimate Raid Local Champions.

Join the story, join Raid Local.

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Details

Date
27 June
Cost
£20
Fundraising Target
£100
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