Riders’ Blogs – the showcase!

No one tells this story better than the riders themselves.

We show all the riders’ blogs and vlogs (that’s a video blog, to anyone over the age of 40!) from the most recent year (or at least, the ones they tell us about!), 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.

2023 Blogs & Vlogs


Mike (Deano) Dean – repeat Grand Loop offender https://www.facebook.com/DeanoTDF/

John Griffiths – another of our loyal Alumni: https://johnstourdeforce.com

Chris Stephens: https://www.instagram.com/chrisandthetour/ (fantastic vlogs every day)

Ruth Shah: https://rideleloop.org/ruth-shahs-post-tour-blog-2023/

Mario Huether – rode a shorter Loop in 2022 but returned for all 21 stages in 2023: Project Mario Jaune


A few of the best from previous tours


Roly Kitson (Grand Loop – all 21 stages … for the 2nd time (last completed in 2017)) https://rolykitsontourdeforce.wordpress.com/

Andrew Steel (Pyrenees 2016): https://andrewsteel24hours.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 still to this day. 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



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