The People’s Grand Tour, May 2015

The People’s Grand Tour has been won by Craig Foley, who rode on an impressive 21 days, clocking up more than 1,000 kilometres. He pipped Matthew Wallington, who also rode on 21 days, but covered 866 kilometres. Third place was taken by Karen Poland, who rode on 20 days.

The results

  1. Craig Foley (Bike City T33) 21 days
  2. Matthew Wallington (RLSCC) 21 days
  3. Karen Poland 20 days
  4. Andy Powers (CS Grupetto) 15 days
  5. Heather Morrison 15 days
  6. Mike Hatcher 15 days
  7. Steve Trice (Fred’s RT) 13 days
  8. Peter Woodworth (Active 1) 12 days

Congratulations to everyone who rode for at least 12 days. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed @PeoplesGT for news of our next event.

What is The People’s Grand Tour?

Back in April 2007, I set out to ride my bike every day for a month and wrote a blog about it for Cycling Weekly. And so The 30-Day Challenge was born.

In 2011, I revived the idea and The People’s Grand Tour was born. In 2012 the event was tweaked so that the event lasted three weeks, just like the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

The winner of the first People’s Grand Tour in spring 2012 was Steve Trice. Other winners of The People’s Grand Tour have been Darren Woodward and Marco Pinotti.

Here’s how to join The People’s Grand Tour virtual peloton…

How to take part & the rules

  1. The People’s Grand Tour will run from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 31, 2015.

  2. The aim is to ride on as many of those days as you can.

  3. You need to ride on at least 12 of the 23 days to qualify for the overall classification.

  4. You will be able to enter your ride data each day on this website and your totals will be collated for the overall classification.

  5. The winner of The People’s Grand Tour will be the cyclist who rides on the most days. If two or more riders are tied on the same number of days, the cyclist who has covered the most kilometres will be the winner.

  6. The People’s Grand Tour is just for fun.

How to submit your ride data

Please use the form below to enter the details of each day’s ride. The deadline for submitting your ride data for the People’s Grand Tour is 10am on Monday, June 1, the day after the ride finishes. You can submit your data daily or in one batch at the end. You need 12 rides to qualify for the overall standings.

Photo by Phil O'Connor

Photo by Phil O'Connor

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