Published by Lyn on 2 February 2014
Susan wrote to ask for advice about following the 2014 Tour de France. Here's our email conversation.
If we want to see the Tour and do some of our own biking what makes the most sense? Is traffic impossible to get from stage to stage? Please advise!
You'd need to do your research and park sensibly (ie out of the main/busy areas) and (if possible) bike into the actual stage and bike back out again so that you can get away when you need to via fringe roads (where available).
Susan writes back:
If we were to see two stages (not in England) which ones would you suggest? Is it worth it to go with an organised tour? Doesn't seem to me, but...
Lyn writes back:
I hope that helps - please shout with any other questions. I'll post this on the site in case others have suggestions.
Official 2014 Tour de France Programme
The English version of the official programme is published by the people behind ProCycling and CyclingPlus magazines. It profiles every stage of the race, as well as teams and Tour towns. It's well worth getting your hands on a copy. More information here.