“I've tried to juggle professional racing and adventure cycling for the last four, five years. The opportunity to combine both those passions, essentially racing and exploration on a bike, that's what really speaks to me,” he says. “To explore that mix and see where that gets us." And soon, Lachlan will join Team EF Coaching to guide a limited number of athletes with ultra-distance coaching.
More about Lachlan
By now, you’ve heard of his barnstorming ride across France this summer, “The Alt Tour.” Lachlan is currently in Paris taking a well-deserved rest from the ride, in which he carried his own camping gear on his bike and set off to beat the Tour to Paris, riding each stage and the distances between. Searching for the Tour spirit of old, he camped out, raided cafes for food, and fixed his own flats.
The standard Tour will cover 3,383 kilometers by Sunday. The Alt Tour ran 5,510. The standard Tour asks riders to climb 42,200 meters. The Alt Tour demanded a staggering 65,500. He beat the peloton to Paris by five full days, and raised $500,000 for World Bicycle Relief while he was at it.
Over the last few seasons, Lachlan embraced an alternative approach to racing wholeheartedly, racing what’s now known as Unbound Gravel, the Leadville 100, GBDuro, and Three Peaks Cyclocross. He also rode the iconic Colorado Trail (850 kilometers) in just under four days (3 days, 22 minutes) to raise funds for Australia’s Starlight Foundation. In 2020, he ticked off the 700 Kilometer Badlands race in 44 hours.
What’s next for Lachlan? Who knows. He knows how to ride fast and far, is all we know, and soon he can help you do the same.
Road, endurance, off-road
- Professional cyclist 2013 to present
- 1st Overall - 2010 Tour de l'Abitibi
- 1st Overall - 2019 GBDuro
- 1st Overall - 2016 Tour of Utah
- 1st Overall - 2016 Tour of the Gila
- 1st Overall - 2020 Badlands
- Former record holder - Kokopelli Trail (2020)
- Former record holder - Everesting Challenge (2020)
- Completed 2021 Tour de France route, solo and unsupported, 5 days ahead of the peloton.