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... formerly ‘Tour de Force’

How To Book

We open sales for 2023 at 9am on Friday 22nd July 2022

… but the route isn’t released by A.S.O. (the Tour de France organisers) until mid October. So how does this work?
Read on …

You can choose to ride the Grand Loop (all 21 stages of the Tour) or pick one of our Loops, (anything from 2 to 12 stages).

What’s a ‘Guaranteed Loop’?

By paying a deposit for a Guaranteed Loop in phase 1, you’re guaranteed Loop availability (on any Loop apart from the Grand Loop).

Everyone with a Guaranteed Loop place will have priority choice in October (see below). If you don’t buy a Guaranteed Loop (or Grand Loop), you’ll need to wait for Phase 2 to sign up, when some Loops may already be fully booked to capacity. Details about Phase 2, below.

The 2023 Tour de France route will be announced in late October and our Loop Options will be published a few days later. Those who bought a Guaranteed Loop deposit will then have a week to do choose their option before remaining places go on sale.

Phase 2 of sales will then open (all remaining Loops). You are welcome to choose your Loop after this date but availability cannot be guaranteed.


At 9am on Friday 22nd July 2022, sales will open for Le Loop 2023:

50 Grand Loop Deposits (£500) to ride all 21 stages of the 2022 route

60 Guaranteed Loop Deposits (£250) to ride from 2 to 12 stages of the 2022 route (all remaining Guaranteed Loop places will be released in October).

You will be able to pay a deposit to secure either a ‘Grand Loop’ place (to ride all 21 stages of the tour) or a ‘Guaranteed Loop’ place.


Please note that deposits are non-refundable. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of securing your place on Le Loop

We expect Grand Loop places to sell out extremely quickly – if you’re not lucky and know you’d like to ride in 2023, we do run a waiting list so please get in touch. It is not uncommon for us to get drop-outs during the year, so it’s well worth getting onto a waiting list.



  • Late October: A.S.O. (the organisers of the Tour de France) announce the full 2023 route with great pomp and ceremony
  • Soon after: We publish our Loop options
  • Anyone who has bought a Guaranteed Loop in Phase 1 now chooses their Loop with availability guaranteed.

Early November

If you prefer to know the route before you commit, you will need to wait until now when full information (dates, times, costs, fundraising targets and logistics) will be known.

Those who bought a Guaranteed Loop place will get first pick, after which we will release remaining places for sale. We cannot guarantee availability on all Loops at this stage as some may already have reached capacity.

Cyclists pay their own tour costs to Le Loop and agree to raise a minimum sponsorship for the William Wates Memorial Trust (paid directly to the Trust).

The basic cost of a Loop in 2023 will be £175 per night which covers food, accommodation, transport on tour and a small admin fee. Please note that specific logistics can mean small supplements which will always be listed in the booking notes (eg. TGV transfers or particularly nice hotels).

Exact details are available on The Loops page so this table is as a guide only to give you an idea of how it works:

Stages Ridden Overnights Cost to Cyclist Minimum Sponsorship
2 3 £525 £800
3 4 £700 £1200
7 8 £1225 £1200
10 (including 1 rest day) 12 £2100 £1500
21 (including 2 rest days and a Paris supplement) 25 £4,475 £3000

Sign up will be online on a first come, first served basis. A £250, non-refundable deposit (£500 for Grand Loopers) will be paid at time of sign up. The remainder of the tour cost will be payable in two instalments in January and March. For further information on payment, please see our Terms and Conditions.

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