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The Official Tour de France Sportive in the UK, L'Etape UK combines some of the best riding close to London with the romance and excitement of the Tour de France. There are three professionally designed routes suitable for all abilities, and the amazing Tour de France Fan Park offering fun for the whole family.

Review summary

4.3
4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

B

Beverley S
"Fantastic event, so well organised, great communication all day from the..."

G

Gareth P
"The feeding stations were well stocked and manned. A challenging route but..."

D

David B
"The arrival to the event was horrendous. I arrived to the queue approximately..."
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How to enter the L’Etape UK by Le Tour de France

  1. The Long Route

    Bike 161km
    £62
    Event passed
  2. The Medium Route

    Bike 109km
    £60
    Event passed
  3. The Short Route

    Bike 52km
    £58
    Event passed
  4. Amersham Classic

    Bike 52km

L’Etape UK by Le Tour de France routes

161km (approx. 2085m of climbing)
Yellow Jersey bulletThe Medium Route

109km (approx. 1358m of climbing)
Yellow Jersey bulletThe Short Route

52km (approx. 550m of climbing)

Event Details

What’s Included
The only Official Tour de France Sportive in the UK
Official Tour de France Fan Park for the whole family
Mechanical support like the pros
Medical support
Energy products provided at feed stations
Electronic chip timing
Finisher’s medal
Spectators
Bring family and friends along to immerse them in the Tour de France Fan Village where they will be able to enjoy live Tour de France on the Big Screen, French and local food and drink and activities for all ages. Learn about the heritage of the Tour and marvel at the vintage bike display.
FAQs
The following bikes ARE permitted in the Human Race Sportive Series:

Road bikes
Single-speed (both fixed and freewheel) bicycles are permitted provided they have fully functioning brakes
Hybrid and Cyclocross bikes
Mountain bikes are allowed – however we do advise that you fit slick tyres to them to help you save energy
Folding bicycles
Handcycles
Recumbents
Tandem bikes – if you are planning to ride a tandem, you do need two entries as there are two of you riding
Electric bikes (remember, a sportive is not a race!)
The following are NOT permitted in the Human Race Sportive Series:

Fixed wheel with no brakes
Fixed wheel with only a front brake
Any bicycle with only one brake
Penny Farthings
Quadcycles
BMX bikes
Towed trailers
Child carriers
Tag-a-long trailers bicycles
Trailer bicycles
Cargo bicycles
Specialist time-trial bicycles are not allowed as they do not allow for immediate control of the bicycle
Any bicycle without 360° rider visibility
Unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars)
Handlebars without bar-end plugs

L’Etape UK by Le Tour de France weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

21°C
Predicted highs
12°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

L’Etape UK by Le Tour de France reviews (4)

4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the The Long Route in 2019

    The arrival to the event was horrendous. I arrived to the queue approximately 40 minutes before my start time, but given there was 3 or 4 roads all convening to a single gated entrance I was out on the street until my start time. Other than this the day was fantastic and I really enjoyed it, however the stress of arriving late for a start time without the knowledge that I would even be able to take part really took a shine off the event for me.
  • Did the The Long Route in 2019

    Good route, very scenic and road surfaces were reasonable. Very hilly. Foodstations well stocked with nice selection of snacks.
    One area for improvement the finish area, felt cramped
  • Did the The Long Route in 2019

    The feeding stations were well stocked and manned. A challenging route but beautiful scenery. Food stalls offered a wide spread
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  • Did the The Medium Route in 2019

    Fantastic event, so well organised, great communication all day from the organisers, volunteers and marshalls. Brilliant facilities at feed station and lots of encouragement too. Closed roads on the selective climbs were a bonus. Lovely setup at the end to watch the tour, and cricket (wow England!) the non alcohol pint was thoroughly enjoyed!
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