ABOUT THE EVENT
The inaugural l’Etape London by Le Tour de France, organised by Human Race and in support of Access Sport brings the glamour of the Tour de France to the capital, following sister event the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride. The route for the event will take in much of Stage Three of the 2014 Tour de France route and culminates spectacularly with a lap of honour around the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the London 2012 Games. It is expected to follow in the footsteps of the Yorkshire event and sell out extremely quickly, making it the must-ride event of 2015 for those lucky enough to get a place.
Access SportWe encourage all participants to support the Official Charity Partner of the event, Access Sport, who transform lives through the power of sport. Access Sport is an award-winning charity working in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged areas. By using cycling and other sports as an anchor, Access Sport helps disadvantaged and disabled young people to achieve their full potential and enjoy the social and health benefits of sport. Access Sport is also one of the delivery partners working with the Lee Valley VeloPark itself, engaging hundreds of young people through BMX, so any money you raise really does help grass roots sport in the community.
There are different ways you can show your support…
1. Confirm your place in the event now with an official charity entry and commit to raise £100 for Access Sport
2. Tick to fundraise for Access Sport when going through the online entry form to receive your fundraising pack and incentives
3. Donate online during your online entry form
4. Set up a JustGiving page here and reference l’Etape London in the “message box”
There is no obligation to fundraise if you want to take part in this event, but we would love you to raise as much money as possible to help the great work Access Sport do. No portion of the entry fee goes directly to the charity and the money received comes from fundraising undertaken by participants.
DISTANCES & PRICES
The Long Route 117 miles (approx. 1161m of climbing) £48
The Medium Route 92 miles (approx. 933m of climbing) £46
The Short Route 42 miles (approx. 508m of climbing) £40
* Distances are approximate and routes are subject to change
WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS EVENT
• Tour de France styled ride numbers
• A leg shaving experience in the event village
• A Tour de France museum and photo expo
• Tour de France styled Stage Profile Bike Stickers
• A Tour de France finish podium photo experience
• All routes finish with a lap of honour at the Lee Valley VeloPark
• Beautiful rural cycling through Epping Forest and beyond
• Long and Medium routes offer the opportunity to cycle on the Stage 3 2014 Tour Route
• Ample motorcycle marshals, plus top quality route management
• Frequent feed stations with plentiful and improved nutritional products
• Mechanical support
• Motorcycle marshalling
• Medical support
• Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
• Well-stocked feed stations with sugary goods, energy products and water
• Riders pack posted out prior to the event. No need to register on the day of the ride
• Electronic chip timing
• Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
• Finishers Medal
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AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2015
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