Ever daydream of riding the Tour de France? Wonder what it’s like to roll past French fields filled with sunflowers or up legendary climbs like Alpe d’Huez and finish on the cobbles of the Champs-Élysées in Paris?
You can in 2022, just days ahead of the pros and fully supported at Le Loop.
From 24 June – 18 July, the UK based event allows cyclists to ride every Tour de France stage, from Denmark through France and Switzerland, or you can select just a few stages to conquer.
With full pro level support including follow vehicles, aid stations, bike/luggage transport, hotels, breakfast and dinner as well as support from mechanics, medics and masseuses, all you have to do is pedal – a lot.
And “Le Loop” has another purpose besides pedaling. The event raises charity fund for the British William Wates Memorial Trust. This organisation aids disadvantaged youth, helping keep them away from crime and drugs. Since 1996 the organisation and Le Loop have raised and donated over £3million to fund their programs.
Registration fees range from £450 for a two stage weekend package all the way up to £3700 to ride the entire La Grande Boucle (21 stages and 24 nights). In addition riders agree to raise funds for the charity between, £800 and £3000, depending on hich “Loop” is riden.
We can’t think of a better way to spend a month riding around France.
Here is a video from the last edition in 2019:
PHOTOS: Le Loop, A.S.O