Whoever you are and whatever your motivation, the mHealth Grand Tour will be a great experience and great fun!
Almost anyone can take part. We think the route is achievable for anyone who has done some training in advance. For casual riders today, the Tour is achievable with training prior to the event.
For elite riders, the Tour could provide a great block of base training. We expect people with a range of experience and abilities to join the ride. Some riders will have diabetes and others not.
Whoever you are, our team will support you on the ride so you get the most out of it possible.
You will be able to experience quiet country roads and breath-taking scenery. From wooded hills in the Ardennes to open countryside in northern France, limestone gorges in the south and the mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees.
The variety and diversity of the landscape makes each day a great riding experience in its own right.
You will get to see some great modern and ancient European architecture. From the neo-classical facades of Baden Baden to the (yet to be competed) La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, from capital cities to tiny hamlets, from the natural limestone of pont de l'ardèche to the astounding motorway bridge - pont de Millau.
It's not all about the bike! The camaraderie and friendships that will be built along the way will last for a lifetime.
"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." - Ernest Hemingway