Riders’ Blogs – the showcase!

No one tells this story better than the riders themselves.

We share the best riders’ blogs and vlogs and podcasts from the most recent tour, and the best blogs from earlier years. So if you haven’t already done so, settle down with a cup of tea and a biscuit and catch up on a few.

2022 Blogs, Vlogs & podcasts

Grand Looper Mike Googe wrote a super Blog called ‘A Loop Around France‘. For him, this ride was about “making memories and having amazing experiences”. He achieved both in spades!

Mel joined us to ride the Mountains Week for what was to be her biggest cycling challenge to date. She’s a regular podcaster (though not usually on cycling) so put together this great (30 minute) podcast of her experience on tour with us in 2022 which gives a great flavour of what is involved in riding a week on tour! Mel’s Podcast

Having ridden the full Grand Loop more than once before, John Griffiths came back to ride the Pyrenees Loop this summer. Download his blog here: John Griffiths’ blog

As more and more folk use Instagram and facebook to ‘mini-blog’ while on tour, you can find lots and lots of posts by searching #leloop2022 and #rideleloop

Here are a few we’ve enjoyed this year:

@jmacgiro
@butchkeahiolalo (don’t be intimidated by his descents!!)
@katemccombe1
@dcwilsn
and over the years @geodeano

Some of the best from previous tours

Brian Slessor (Grand Loop – all 21 stages)  https://www.facebook.com/BGSlessor/

Team Alitex: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlitexPeloton/

Chris Stephens: https://www.instagram.com/chrisandthetour/

Ian Coop and Chris Lewis: https://crankman26.wordpress.com

Andrew Steel (Pyrenees 2016): https://andrewsteel24hours.wordpress.com/

John Griffiths (Big Foot Half Lifer 2016 – and check out his Lifer blog above from 2017): http://johnstourdeforce.wordpress.com

Mandy Hibberd (Lifer 2015): https://mandyhibtdf2015.wordpress.com

Lifer Ian Greasby (2014) – who did most of his training on a static bike in Siberia … honestly! We particularly recommend his final blog post: http://www.iangreasby.co.uk/blog.aspx

Neill Kemp (Lifer 2013) – got to be honest, this is a fav. Highlights are Stage 15 ‘Flying Solo’ and Stage 5 ‘Hobbits have 2 breakfasts’: http://neillkemp.blogspot.co.uk/

Simon Adams (Lifer 2013: https://www.facebook.com/SimonsTourDeFrance2013?bookmark_t=page Probably the best example of a facebook page for the Tour