The Official Tour de France Sportive in the UK, L'Etape UK combines some of the best riding close to London with the romance and excitement of the Tour de France. There are three professionally designed routes suitable for all abilities, taking in quintessentially British cycling, with challenging climbs and stunning scenery in the heart of the home counties.
Bring family and friends along to immerse them in the Tour de France Fan Village where they will be able to enjoy live Tour de France on the Big Screen, French and local food and drink and activities for all ages. Learn about the heritage of the Tour and marvel at the vintage bike display.
What you can expect as a rider:
The only Official Tour de France Sportive in the UK
Official Tour de France Fan Park for the whole family
Mechanical support like the pros
Energy products provided at feed stations
Electronic chip timing
The Long Route
161km (approx. 2085m of climbing)
The Medium Route
109km (approx. 1358m of climbing)
The Short Route
52km (approx. 550m of climbing)
* Distances are approximate and routes are subject to change. Please note: this event is an open road sportive.
Celebrate cyclings Golden eras with a 52km (32mile) retro ride through the gorgeous Chilterns.
Take in the spirit of the classic route and enjoy it’s relaxed vintage charm before returning to Penn House for a fantastic summers day of Tour de France fun, including:
FREE to enter Concors D’elegance competition
Vintage Tour de France Caravan
Tour de France Museum – 100 years of the Yellow jersey (1919-2019)
Golden Age Cycles Display
Vintage stalls and collectors
TROPHIES & PRIZES FOR:
- Finest Tour de France inspired Rider and Machine
- L’ETAPE UK legend – Best Bike in Show
- Most Authentic Jersey and Bike restoration
You don’t have to get kitted up and on your bike to enjoy the official Tour de France Sportive. For the first time this year we will be joined by the Tour de France Fan Park, bringing a taste of France to the English countryside. Great for the whole family, the Park offers an array of bike based fun and games with a French festive feel for Bastille Day.
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