Ian McMahon

The Tour 21

Fundraising for Cure Leukaemia
£22,728
raised of £30,000 target
Event: The Tour 21 in 2024, from 22 June 2024 to 14 July 2024
The Tour 21
Campaign by Cure Leukaemia (RCN 1100154)
The Tour 21 in 2024 will see a team of amateur cyclists take on all 21 stages of the 2024 Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professional race - with the aim of raising over £/$1million for Cure Leukaemia.

Story

I am incredibly honoured and privileged that in June 2024, I will be tackling The Tour 21 on behalf of Cure Leukaemia, alongside 24 amateur cyclists as we look to complete the full Tour de France route one week ahead of the professionals.

This will be the hardest, most physically and mentally challenging event of my life and well worth it.

Starting in Tuscany, Italy, The Tour 21 will take place from Saturday 22 June - Sunday 14 July and will tackle all 21 gruelling stages and 3,500km of the Tour de France route - one of the world's most gruelling sporting challenges which will see the team tackle over 52,300 metres of elevation across the 21 stages – the equivalent of cycling up Mount Everest six times.

It is the first time that the Tour de France has started in Italy and the first time it finishes in Nice, to avoid the preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, which begins just weeks later.

The Tour 21 is Cure Leukaemia’s biggest annual fundraising event.

Each of the riders is set a minimum fundraising target of £30,000 with the aim to collectively raise over £1M ($1.2M).

Money raised will be invested in the national Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) which has been solely funded by Cure Leukaemia – the UK Charity partner of the Tour de France since January 2020.

TAP is a network of specialist research nurses at 15 blood cancer centres located in the UK’s biggest cities. This network enables accelerated setup and delivery of potentially life-saving blood cancer
clinical trials to run, giving patients from a UK catchment area of over 30 million people access to treatments not currently available through standard care.

Every 14 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with Blood Cancer.

Help the Tour 21 stop the clock.

Thank you for your support.

Ian

About the campaign

The Tour 21 in 2024 will see a team of amateur cyclists take on all 21 stages of the 2024 Tour de France route, one week ahead of the professional race - with the aim of raising over £/$1million for Cure Leukaemia.

About the charity

Cure Leukaemia

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RCN 1100154
Cure Leukaemia fund research nurses at 15 hospitals across the UK. These roles form the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network giving patients, from a catchment area of 30m, access to potentially life-saving treatments through clinical trials, with plans to fund a paediatric network on the way.

Donation summary

Total raised
£22,727.35
+ £2,889.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£16,385.49
Offline donations
£6,341.86

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