To participate, it is essential to prepare and train for the race.
You must prepare adequately, since this is a physically challenging race which requires intensive training.
the other hand, the only requirement needed to validate your
participation is providing a medical certificate of fitness to practice
The mountains lie at the heart of the event.
L'Etape du Tour is a travelling race and its location changes every
year. It follows the changes in the route of the Tour de France. The exact location is usually announced in the October preceding the cycle.
roads of the Tour have already led ten times to the Pyrenees, six to
the Alps, four to the Central Massif and two to the Mont-Ventoux, after
the first twenty editions.
L'Etape du Tour takes place in July.
Therefore, it partakes in the atmosphere, the excitement, the craze, the
passion present on the roads of the Tour de France.
The race is held a few days before or after the professional race.
While Meningitis Research Foundation places are free, we do ask you that you raise a minimum of £750 in sponsorship.
race usually starts quite early (7 am), since it lasts a very long
time. The last riders usually take over 10 hours to reach the finishing