Zwift’s Tour for All Is Raising Money For Doctors Without Borders

Zwift has launched its 2020 Tour for All, looking to raise around 5 million Rand for Doctors Without Borders through a virtual ride series.

By Jessica Coulon |

  • Zwifters will come together from May 4 to May 23 to participate in the Tour For All, to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.
  • Zwift is donating $125 000 (R2.4-million) from the start, but will double that if 250 000 Zwifters participate.
  • The fundraiser will kick off with five days of professional stage races, with WorldTour teams like EF Education First and Boels Dolmans.

From May 4 to May 23, Zwift will host a series of virtual rides and runs called the Tour For All, inviting Zwifters from all over the world to come together to raise money for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The money raised by the event will go specifically to the organization’s COVID-19 Crisi Fund.

Zwift has pledged to donate at least $125 000 from the start. Though donations are encouraged by those participating, registration is free. Zwift is asking that donations be made directly to MSF.

Zwift is donating $125 000 (R2.4-million) from the start, but will double that if 250 000 Zwifters participate.

If 250 000 Zwift users complete at least one Tour For All event, Zwift has pledged to donate an additional $125,000. So if you’ve been riding Zwift lately anyway, be sure to check this out—just one ride (or run) could make a difference.

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The Tour For All will be divided into five stages, giving riders several days to complete each stage. But first, it’ll kick off with a series of pro cycling stage races from May 4 to May 8. The races will feature WorldTour-level teams such as Mitchelton-Scott, EF-Education, NTT, Alpecin-Fenix, Bahrain-McLaren, Canyon//SRAM Racing, CCC-Liv and Boels Dolmans. The races will be streamed every day, too, through Eurosport platforms and the Global Cycling Network app from 3pm (CAT).

“The professional racing series is designed to showcase the mass-participation stages and encourage Zwifters to take part by riding some of the same courses that the pros have raced,” Zwift stated in a press release.

Rapha is also partnering with Zwift and releasing a limited edition Tour For All collection—featuring men’s and women’s cycling jerseys and technical t-shirts—that are available for pre-order now. All of the sales from this collection will be donated to MSF. On top of that, Rapha will donate an additional R200-ish (depending on the exchange rate!) for each item sold.

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