Following the immense success of our 2020 Raid Local, this year the event is coming to a road near you on 16th May!

Join us on the 16th May for Raid Local 2021: Ventoux Local.  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

These three separate challenges are the equivalent of completing the epic climb via Sault, Malaucène and/or Bédoin in that order. The distance and ascent given above are the minimum to achieve each challenge.

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. 

Alternatively, if you’d prefer a challenge that’s slightly more pleasurable yet still demanding, why not map out your own 45km, 4.5km, 450m or any distance route, register with us then ride it on the day?  You will be showing the best kind of support for the team and Cure Parkinson’s.  And get creative: you could even ride a route to spell out Mont Ventoux on Strava … your local area is your oyster!

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.

Register your interest by emailing Grace.

If you are interested in a new opportunity for corporate sponsors of the “Jersey of Hope”, our official Raid Local cycling jersey, please contact Julia. Let’s beat our 2020 record of 19 shirt sponsors this year!