We've changed our name...

... formerly ‘Tour de Force’

The 2018 Loops – our 2019 options will be posted here on 26th October

Loop 1: Grand Depart (2 days)

Stages: 1-229th June - 2nd July

Cycle the Grand Depart and discover the very picturseque Vendee. This region hosted the first ever Grand Depart in 1903 so the oyster-eating, dry-white-drinking, sun-loving locals will be waiting for the party!

Cost: £450 Fundraising: £800

Loop 2: Spectacular Six – The Atlantic and Brittany (6 days)

Stages: 1-6Fri 29th June - Fri 6th July

Two stages to warm up, one to relax (the time trial) and another three to get your teeth stuck into the 2018 Tour. What are you waiting for?

Cost: £1050 Fundraising: £1200

Loop 3: Coast to Cobbles – The First Half (9 days)

Stages: 1-9Fri 29th June - Mon 8th July

Cycle half the 2018 Tour from the Grand Depart to the Roubaix cobbles. This is a Loop for all Tour enthusiasts taking in some areas of France steeped in cycling culture and history.

Cost: £1500 Fundraising: £1200

Loop 4: Northern Weekend Challenge (2 days)

Stages: 8-9Fri 6th - Mon 9th July

An easy-to-get-to weekend combining excitement and challenge, which will give you the confidence and inspiration to know that next time you should stay for longer. **This is a Team Marie Loop

Cost: £450 Fundraising: £800

Loop 5: The Alpine Triple (3 days)

Stages: 10-12Mon 9th - Fri 13th July

Back-road climbs, classic climbs, flying descents, Alpine views, camper-vans lining the Alpe d’Huez hairpins: you have it all here. Just bring legs & a smile (we’ll bring your bike)! **This is a Team Marie Loop

Cost: £630 Fundraising: £1200

Loop 6: East to West – Climbs to Castles (6 days)

Stages: 10-15Mon 9th - Mon 16th July

Explore the heart of France and the heart of the Tour with 3 epic Alpine stages followed by a digestif of equally beautiful but more relaxed stages in Provence, the Cevennes & the Massif Central.

Cost: £1080 Fundraising: £1200

Loop 7: The Second Half (13 days)

Stages: 10-21Mon 9th - Mon 23rd July

Join us for the last 12 Tour stages and ride the roads that will decide the 2018 Tour de France one week later. It’s a huge test with huge reward.

Cost: £2300 Fundraising: £1500

Loop 8: Southern Sunshine Stages (3 days)

Stages: 13-15Thurs 12th - Mon 16th July

Quiet roads, lovely villages, chateau views, gastronomy, cheese (of course!) and buckets of wine: these perfectly tarmacked roads will leave you smiling from beginning to end.

Cost: £630 Fundraising: £1200

Loop 9: Provence to the Pyrenees (7 days)

Stages: 14-19Fri 13th - Sat 20th July

Six stages of southern joy. Tour de France meets sunshine meets vinyards meets the mighty Pyrenees. This is no ordinary trip to France on a bike!

Cost: £1200 Fundraising: £1200

Loop 10: Very Best of the South West: short, medium or long (3 or 4 days)

Stages: 16-18 or 16-19Mon 16th - Fri 20th or Sat 21st July

A trip of three or four stages that you can take as you wish (short, medium or long). Two things are certain: You’ll never watch a Grand Tour in the same way again. And you’ll dine out on the reasons why for months!

Cost: £600 (+ £150 for the long option) Fundraising: £1200

Grand Loop: The whole Tour de France

Stages: 1-2129th June - 23rd July

Cycle the entire 2018 Tour de France route from the Vendee to Paris. Sporting challenges don’t come bigger or better than this.

Cost: £3860 Fundraising: £3000
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