News: Ribble Rides with The Tour 21

Ribble unveils the Ultra SL R Alumni Edition to commemorate its renewed partnership with The Tour 21 for 2023

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News: Ribble Rides with The Tour 21

The Tour 21 is the vision of Geoff Thomas MBE, former professional footballer & blood cancer survivor, which sees a team of amateur cyclists (the Alumni), take on the world’s most gruelling cycling challenge by riding the full Tour de France route one week ahead of the professionals. Starting in Bilbao, the team will follow the same route and complete all 21 stages to raise over £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia, the official charity partner of the Tour de France.

Ribble’s The Tour 21 Ultra SL R Alumni Edition showcases a striking design curated as a special and fitting tribute. Designed by Ribble’s Head of Product and ex-Pro Tour Rider Jamie Burrow – the race machine with its aerodynamically optimised geometry is resplendent with a bespoke pearlescent white frame finished with 24 carat gold leaf detailing that includes the logos of The Tour 21 and Cure Leukaemia. The forks include a Metallic Midnight Blue and Reflex Blue with striking Sporting Red accents based on the colours of Geoff’s football club, Crystal Palace.

“We are incredibly proud to be a partner of The Tour 21 and to support Geoff and his phenomenal awareness and fundraising mission. As cyclists ourselves, we fully appreciate the epic challenge and what it individually takes to complete one of the most iconic sporting events in the world. Geoff is an inspiration to us all completing an incredible tally of Grand Tours that would look amazing on any Pro riders Palmares.

Ribble’s Tour 21 Ultra SL R Alumni Edition is a superbike designed to celebrate our partnership and The Tour 21 superhuman endeavours” Andy Smallwood, CEO, Ribble

The bike is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Zipp 454 NSW carbon wheels & Selle Italia SLR Boost 3D Kit Carbonio Superflow 3D Printed Saddle. The Alumni Edition is personally signed and individually numbered by Geoff Thomas and is available only to riders that have undertaken the epic Tour 21 challenge with proceeds going to the charity.

— More information on The Tour 21 (and 2024 entry details) here:

— More information about Ribble Ultra SL R here:

SPECS: The Tour 21 Alumni Edition Ribble Ultra SL R specification:

Frame & Fork:
– Ribble Ultra Aero SL R Disc Frame & Fork
– Toray T1000/T800 Carbon Monocoque Frame

– Handlebars: Ribble Ultra Aero Carbon Integrated Handlebars

– Groupset: Dura Ace Di2 (9200 2x 12 Speed) Groupset

– Wheels: Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Disc Wheelset

– Tyres: Continental GP5000 STR Tubeless Disc Wheelset, Black, 28mm

– Seat Post: Ribble Ultra SL R (10mm lay back)

– Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost 3D Kit Carbonio Superflow 3D Printed Saddle

– Paint Scheme: Pearl White, Metallic Midnight Blue &
Reflex Blue, with striking red accents & complete with gold leaf accents

Additional Features:
– Ribble ‘1897’ Custom Gold Top Cap
– Personally signed by Geoff Thomas and with individual owner’s number
– Designed by: Jamie Burrow, Ex Pro Tour Rider & Head of Product Ribble Cycles


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