Matt Richardson


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Raleigh Chopper vs Mont Ventoux: 9 May 2014

Matt Richardson

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On Friday, 9 May 2014 I rode right up Mount Ventoux on an unmodified Mark 2 Raleigh Chopper from the mid 1970s. 

Here's the address of the blog about the attempt:

My objective is to raise money for cancer research by Leuka which continues to be at the forefront of research into the causes of cancer. This charity is supported annually by the Fireflies Tour from Geneva to Cannes, in which I participated in 2007 and 2008. Further details are here:

I rode the route from Bedoin: 1,617 metres over 21.8 km. It's the most famous and is reputed to be the most difficult ascent. The road to the summit has an average gradient of 7.43%. 

The ascent took me 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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Recent donors

02.07.14 Awesome!

26.06.14 awesome!

19.06.14 Well done Matt that is incedible!!

11.06.14 Well done Matt. Very impressive.

27.05.14 Matt you are legendary. When are you going to row the English Channel in a bathtub as discussed?

26.05.14 As a strictly 'no hills' cyclist you have my deepest respect Matt. Congratulations on an incredible achievement for a very worthy cause.

19.05.14 From a fellow cyclist, thought not quite as mad, well done.

19.05.14 Jolly good

18.05.14 Chapeaux! This is the best thing I have seen for many, many years! Guts and glory!!! Great cause - great effort!

16.05.14 You are certifiable

16.05.14 Speechless ! Baber told me about this, I switched off as I was trying to conquer Star & Garter Hill, Richmond on an expensive bike that I thought was holding me back ! Oh dear.

15.05.14 Top stunt! What was it like coming down?

14.05.14 well done Pal looked bloody difficult

14.05.14 Well done, well done.

14.05.14 Speechless. Well done.

14.05.14 It was a privilege and a pleasure to be able to help

14.05.14 Best wishes from Mort from CC

14.05.14 Well done Matt. What's next?

14.05.14 Epic. This donation is instead of my next purchase of weight saving, brand leading tat. Can only imagine what a pair of denims did for you..


14.05.14 Fantastic, Matt. Well done.

14.05.14 Good effort, sire!

13.05.14 Don't know you mate, but I had to donate. Amazing.

13.05.14 Awesome ride Matt. Legendary cycle.

13.05.14 Total respect and envy; a Tomahawk was my level!


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