3 Grand Tours For Teenage Cancer Trust

3 Grand Tours For Teenage Cancer Trust

One Man. One Cycle. Three Big Challenges.

3 Grand Tours For Teenage Cancer Trust

11th May -
2nd June

3,235 km
121h 26' 13"
26.6 km/h

22nd June -
15th July

3,333 km
120h 23' 55"
27.7 km/h

17th August -
8th September

3,331 km
125h 40' 05"
26.5 km/h

About 3 Grand Tours For Teenage Cancer Trust

My name is Kyle Martin and welcome to 3 Grand Tours For Teenage Cancer Trust, a non-profit fundraising website. In 2013 I challenged myself to cycle 10,000 km in 63 days when I attempted to solo cycle the 3 Grand Tours of Europe – the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España.

Just like my Tour de France For Teenage Cancer Trust ride in 2012 it was a memorial cycle ride for my late father Bob Martin and once again I was cycling as a fundraiser in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. In 2012, with help from family, friends and local businesses, we raised £5,464.63. In 2013 we aimed to raise £10,000 – as little as £1 for each kilometre cycled.

Many people hold a secret ambition to do something amazing in their life. For many years mine had been to ride the Tour de France. In the summer of 2012 I fulfilled that ambition when I successfully undertook the challenge of soloing the 2012 Tour route. In 2013 it was my hope to fulfil another ambition and go one better (well, two actually) and ride all 3 Grand Tours.
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About Teenage Cancer Trust: Their Vision And Their Strategy

Teenage Cancer Trust has a vision, a future where young people’€™s lives don’€™t stop because they have cancer, where they’€™re treated as young people first, cancer patients second and everything they do aims to improve quality of life and chances of survival.

Teenage Cancer Trust lead the world in the care of young people with cancer. Together with these young people, their families and the passion of their supporters, they’re challenging the NHS and transforming lives.

  • They bring young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them.
  • They educate young people about cancer and work with health professionals to develop their knowledge so they can improve the speed and quality of diagnosis.
  • And by funding research and working with their partners in the NHS, government and organisations both nationally and internationally, they strive to improve survival rates.

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2013 Giro d'Italia

  • 96th edition of the race
  • 7 days after the grand depart
  • 21 stages
  • 2 rest days
  • 3 time trials
  • 7 flat stages
  • 11 medium or high mountain stages
  • 5 summit finishes
  • 38 rated climbs
  • 2,758 m high point (Passo dello Stelvio)
  • 3,455 km total distance

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2013 Tour de France

  • 100th edition of the race
  • 7 days before the grand depart
  • 21 stages
  • 2 rest days
  • 3 time trials
  • 7 flat stages
  • 11 medium or high mountain stages
  • 4 summit finishes
  • 28 rated climbs
  • 2,001 m high point (Col de Pailhères)
  • 3,404 km total distance

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2013 Vuelta a España

  • 68th edition of the race
  • 7 days before the grand depart
  • 21 stages
  • 2 rest days
  • 2 time trials
  • 6 flat stages
  • 13 medium or high mountain stages
  • 10 summit finishes
  • 39 rated climbs
  • 2,410 m high point (Port de Envalira)
  • 3,359 km total distance
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