Tour de Force Bike TransportYou can book your bike on to one of our transfers for £30 each way. Vans go out and back to France throughout the event from a number of locations, listed below.

For details of the Bike Transport options for your Tour Taster, as well as the shop where you can buy them, go to ‘Your TDF’ page.


NOTE i. We pack the bikes with removal blankets so you don’t need to take your bike apart or do anything special to it at all. You just turn up and hand it over. This is how we transport the bikes when there are transfers between stages. The mechanics have done this a million times.

NOTE ii. If you’d prefer to bring your bike on the train/plane, that’s absolutely fine. We’re happy to store soft cases and cardboard boxes, but unfortunately we have to have a zero tolerance policy towards hard cases. This isn’t to be mean, it’s just because they take up so much room in the vans that we’d need an extra truck just to keep them all with us. Most bike shops have disposable cardboard boxes (the bikes they sell get delivered in them) which they’ll give you if you ask nicely.

Bike Transport Instructions

1. You don’t need to remove pedals or twist handlebars. leave your bike exactly as you ride it.

2. Remove anything that could fall off during transit (inc. computers, saddle packs, water bottles)

3. Take your bike to your drop off bike shop, within their opening hours and before the drop off deadline listed above.

4. The bike shop will be waiting for your bike and will label it for you before storing it ready for the TDF collection.

5. Please be very friendly to the bike shop. Think of buying something! They don’t charge us for this brilliant service so if you give them some business, or book a service for the bike on its return, it would be wonderful. See below for their deals.

DROP OFF/PICK UP POINTS:

On Your Bike, The Vaults, Montague Close, SE1, London. 020 7378 6669

Directions:

by car: Almost opposite the entrance to the London Dungeon on Tooley St. is a side road (confusingly also Tooley St.). Take this road past St. Olaf House and after 100m you will go under London Bridge. Immediately on your left is Pizza Express followed by the Mudlark pub. Between these two buildings is an arch-covered alley way: you need to walk up this alley and OYB is at the end on the left.

by foot: Find your way to London Bridge. On the south west corner of the bridge are some steps that will take you down to lower street level. From here, you will see Pizza Express and the Mudlark pub: take the alley way that goes between them.

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with On Your Bike for £20 a day, paid directly to On Your Bike when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 7.30am – 7.30pm. Sat 10am – 6pm. Sun 11am -5pm.

On Your Bike DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30 using discount code is TDF17 (available online or direct in store).
  • 25% off a professional bike fit.

Gamma Transport Division, 6 Dean Park Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1JW . 0131 332 1777

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Gamma for £20 a day, paid directly to Gamma when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Wed 8.30am – 5.30pm. Thurs 8.30am to 7pm. Fri-Sat 8.30am – 5.30pm. Sun Closed.

Gamma DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.

Hargroves, Unit 1, Winchester Trade Park, Easton Lane, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 7FA. 01962 860005

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Hargroves for £20 a day, paid directly to Hargroves when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Wed 9am – 5.30pm. Thurs-Fri 9am to 7pm. Sat 9am – 5.30pm. Sun 10am – 4pm.

Hargroves DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.

Bridgtown Cycles Birmingham, Unit 7, Lakeside Business Park, Walkmill Way, Cannock WS11 0XE. 01922 411180

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Bridgtown for £20 a day, paid directly to Bridgtown when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm. Sun 10am – 4pm.

Bridgtown Cycles DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.
  • 25% off a professional bike fit.

Cookson Cycles Manchester, 195 Bury New Rd, Whitefield M45 6GE. 0161 766 2633

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Cookson Cycles for £20 a day, paid directly to Cookson Cycles when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm. Sun 10am – 4pm.

Cookson Cycles DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.
  • Bike fit available for £75

Hargroves Cycles, Unit 9, Penzance Dr, Swindon SN3. 01793 528208

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Hargroves Cycles for £20 a day, paid directly to Hargroves Cycles when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm. Sun 10am – 4pm.

Hargroves Cycling DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.

Rutland Cycling (previously Station Cycles Superstore), 9 High St, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9JD. 01223 232182

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Rutland Cycles for £20 a day, paid directly to Rutland Cycles when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am to 5pm. Sun 10am – 4pm.

Rutland Cycling DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.

AW Cycles, 110 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6DH. 0118 946 3050

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with AW Cycles for £20 a day, paid directly to AW Cycles when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat (except Thursday) 9am – 6pm. Thurs 9am – 7.30pm. Sun closed.

AW Cycles DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.

Big Peaks, Unit C1, Linhay Business Park, Ashburton, Newton Abbot TQ13 7UP

When to drop/collect your bike:

Bikes should be dropped off/collected in the date window listed on ‘Your TDF/Bike Transport’. Additional days can be arranged direct with Big Peaks for £20 a day, paid directly to Big Peaks when you drop off/pick up your bike.

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 9am – 5.30pm. Sun 10am – 4pm

Big Peaks DEALS:

  • a 10% discount (and free storage) to all cyclists who book a pre or post event bike service.
  • 10% off parts and accessories if you spend over £30.