3.5 billion people watch
the Tour de France each year
in the 188 countries where it is broadcast.
22 teams of 9 riders (198) take part
in the Tour de France each year.
About the same number take part in Tour de Force Tour Tasters, averaging 78 cyclists per stage.
At 1909m, Mt Ventoux has seen 9 stage finishes and a further 6 Tours have passed over the summit. In 1970, Eddy Merckx was given oxygen to help him make it to the top!
We’d love you to join in our Pre Tour Webinar: your chance to ask any questions about the 2016 tour, logistics, food – anything that you’re unsure about – we’ll answer all your questions. Either email your questions to us in advance or live on the night to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeted to @TDeFCycling and they will be answered […]
We have a brilliant team of ‘Athletes’ Angels’ massage therapists and sports physios on tour with us to keep your bodies in great condition. We charge just 10 euros for a session so make sure you bring a kitty for as many of these as you can manage – they really will make all the […]
On 20th July 2016 we will release the first 100 places for the Tour de Force 2017: All 40 ‘Lifer’ placesto ride the entire route of the Tour de France 60 guaranteed Tour Taster placesfor the TT of your choice*. Why are we selling so early? Because we know that the longer you have to train and […]
Here’s a great idea for drumming up some extra fundraising for anyone tackling the hillier stages of the Tour de France route this year. Follow this link for a list of the Cols of 2016 . We have divided them by stage (and we’ve even told you which Tour Tasters take these on). Find the Cols relevant for […]
This is probably the most important month for your pre-Tour training. June should include (working backwards from the event: a) a week of TOTAL rest off the bike b) two weeks of keeping the legs working, but being kind to them – they should feel loose; you should not feel tired after rides; you should […]
Blog entry 8 – Maxing out on fundraising and training It’s been a while since my last blog and I’ve been busy! The Swindon training weekend back in March was a great opportunity to meet fellow riders and check on fitness. Although I was driving the support vehicle on the Saturday, the Sunday ride was […]