Tour de France

The Tour could be coming to a town near you soon...
Following Chris Froome’s second victory in the Tour de France, the Department for Transport announced that it will relax antiquated road regulations which restricted road racing to boost tourism and double the number of cycle journeys. CTC considers the implications.

tour de France climb
The best Tour de France for years - 25 Jul 2015 - Blog
CTC's armchair Tour de France pundits Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been watching the action closely and after a thrilling stage they think this year's Tour is the best they've seen in years.

The TdF peloton by Frans Berkelaar via Flickr Creative Commons
Jon Sharpe accepts his 'commentators' curse' badge and sets out his thoughts on the next stages of Le Tour - laid out for the sprinters and attacking riders to have their fun before the first big summit finish.

From Tour de France last year
Do you want to watch Le Tour and impress your friends? CTC's Matt Mallinder and Jon Sharpe have been fans for decades, and here's their guide to help you sound like you actually know what you are talking about ...

Tour de France in Yorkshire
A new report out this week called Three Inspirational Days takes a look at the impact the Tour de France made in Yorkshire, Cambridge and London.

Tour de France
We all love watching the Tour de France, but lets face it, some stages are just more memorable than others. Nothing is more disappointing than when you take a late lunch or even the day off to watch the action and there isn’t any. Here are our top picks for days you really ought to consider

Riders from Stevenage and N. Herts
When ride leader Jim Brown hatched a plan to combine a 60-mile ride from Hertfordshire to Essex to watch the Tour de France on Monday 7 July, he wasn't sure if it would come together. Happily it did - and very successfully, with a peloton of 20 riders and Jim acting as their 'super domestique'.

Kittel wins Stage 1 Tour de France.
Le Tour - a spectator's view - 7 Jul 2014 - Blog
What was it like in the crowd watching the Tour de France? Rhia Weston was in Yorkshire to watch the greatest cycling race in the world whizz by llkley and she didn't take a 'selfie'!

Chris Froome cycling on Champs Elysees in 2013
The Tour de France moves to the East of England today and Stevenage CTC have organised a special 100km ride to get close to the greatest cycling race in the world.

Two cyclists using a hand adapted cycle
Inspired by the Tour de France? It was busy at CTC's Spectator Hub near Leeds with many trying out cycling for the first time on our fleet of adapted cycles.

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