L'ETAPE DU TOUR

RIDE A STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE

The Etape du Tour is a stage of the Tour De France open to the general public. Each year around 10,000 people from all over the world take part. The Etape du Tour features roads closed to traffic, and free food and water stops. Medical and some mechanical backup is provided. It is organized by the Tour de France organisers.

The course varies in difficulty from extreme mountain stages to a "moyen montagne" - average mountain stage. Typically the distance will be in the region of 100 miles, though the time limits are reasonably generous, allowing people to complete the course at average speeds as low as about 12mph. Make no mistake though, it is a very challenging event. Like the real Tour de France the event is not without risks, as it includes mountain roads.

ENTERING THE ETAPE DU TOUR

I have had guaranteed places available for the last few years, and the 2016 Etape du Tour is no exception.If you would like to reserve a place, reservations are now available. Send me an e-mail at Ron@etape.org.uk and I will reserve a place for you. Feel free to e-mail me if you need further information.

THIS WEB SITE

This web site is designed to inform you of all the latest news, give you some background information, and help you enter if you wish. It includes descriptions of the course, training hints, accounts and photos of current and past events, and more. Click on the menu to select.