Le Tour De Flat

Novice cyclist raises £16k cycling Tour de France on his exercise bike!

The generous Big Issue supporter and novice cyclist completed the 3,500km-challenge three weeks early on a bike that was previously used as a clothes horse.

You may not see a yellow jersey on the Champs-Élysées until later this year, but Big Issue supporter Jacob Hill-Gowing donned sport’s most iconic clothing to toast the end of his own Tour de France challenge today.

The novice cyclist’s 41-day, 3,500km (2,200-mile) Le Tour de Flat journey saw him pedal the distance of the world’s greatest cycle race and the mammoth challenge came to an end today three weeks ahead of schedule as he raised more than £16,000 for The Big Issue Foundation, our charitable arm.

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