ABOUT THE ODYSSEY

In 2022 Jack plans to go where no cyclist has gone before. He will break new boundaries. Explore the impossible. Jack will spearhead cycling’s first ever space expedition. All in the name of mental wellbeing.

1 MILLION METRES CLIMBED.
1 MILLION RAISED FOR WORLDWIDE MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES.

52 EVERESTS/YEAR (1 EVEREST PER WEEK) = 460.000M ELEVATION

52 REST DAYS/YEAR = 0M ELEVATION

261 TRAINING DAYS/YEAR

2,068M ELEVATION/DAY = 540,000M ELEVATION

TOTAL ELEVATION = 1.000.000 METRES

To put this into perspective…

  • In 2021 World Tour cyclist richie Porte climbed more metres than any other pro, and set a record for the professional ranks with 662.000m if elevation gain.  Jack will climb an additional 50% more in 2022.
  • 1,000,000 metres of elevation equals to 113 ‘Everestings’ in the year.
  • A single ‘Everesting’ is a major feat for both professional and non-professional athletes alike. 1,000,000: A Space Odyssey will see Jack complete 52 Everests throughout the year.

SPACE ODYSSEY GOALS

RAISE €1,000,000 FOR MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS SEGMENTED ACROSS FOUR MAJOR CHARITIES TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES.

Jack’s Mission 2022 began on January 1. By the time 1,000,000: A Space Odyssey is revealed to the public, Jack will have completed 13 Everest Challenges, one a week since the turn of the year. But things ramp up further from here, as his mission to become the first cyclist in space really takes hold.

Jack will embark on a a year-long project to drive awareness and engagement both within the cycling world, but also outside of it in the corporate workplace.

In an ‘almost’ post Covid-19 world, the event ethos will be strongly focused on ‘getting involved, riding with others and developing a community.’ Striving for inclusion and awareness.

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