Tour de France

Book review: My Time by Bradley Wiggins

Julia Stagg has lots of good things to say about the new autobiography of 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins.

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The 1910 Tour de France: Taking on the Pyrenées

Chris Sidwells writes about the Tour de France's first foray into the Pyrenées, in 1910, and the debut of the 'broom wagon'

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Book review: Inside the Peloton by Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche dishes the dirt on life in the peloton in this honest and engaging read.

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The first-ever Tour de France

Chris Sidwells says the first Tour de France riders in 1903 were racing the unknown for almost 2,500km

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2017 Tour de France route

It's the biggest annual spectator event in the world. Here's where the 2017 Tour de France will go.

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Wild camping in the Pyrenees during the Tour de France

Reader Q&A: Derek emailed to ask about wild camping in the Pyrenees during the Tour de France.

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Riding the Étape du Tour - What you need to know

The Étape du Tour is arguably the most famous mass participation bike ride in the world. Here’s what you need to know about riding it.

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Chris Froome and cycling in Africa

One year on from Kenyan-born Chris Froome’s Tour de France victory, we look at the impact his win has had on the cycling industry in southern Africa.

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The Tour de France in Numbers

A mobile village of 4,500 people following 22 teams of 9 cyclists covering more than 3,000km – it must be the Tour de France

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Betting on the Tour de France

It's the most biggest cycling event in the world – it's also an increasingly popular event for punters.

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French map and book sale

French map and book sale

The very excellent online Stanfords Travel bookshop is having a sale on all things French, including cycling maps.

Posted: 20 May 2019

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