L’Étape du Tour

L’Étape du Tour

L’Etape Du Tour

L’Étape followed the exact route of Stage 15 of the 2007 Tour de France in the Pyrenees Mountains. The stage was a classic Pyrenean mountain stage with 5 mountain cols. But this was not ridden over a series of days. The whole lot had to be ridden in less than 12 hours. I completed it in 11hrs 39mins. Over 7,000 cyclists started but almost half did not finish it. Less than 100 starters were women!

The Next Big Challenge

Since 2007 I have taken part in a number of long distance bike races, including the 2009 L’Étape (8 months after having a baby!), Time Megève Mont Blanc Race, The Dartmoor Classic 100 miler and many more. In September 2017 I am cycling from Barcelona to Seville, a mere 894km in 5 days! This will be a huge challenge for me as I am recovering from two major knee operations.


L’Étape 2007 – Foix to Loudenvielle, France


205 km


July 2007


11 hours 39 minutes

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Debra Searle MVO, MBE shot to fame after rowing the Atlantic solo. As a sought after motivational speaker and author, she has spoken at 1,000 events in 40+ countries.  She has founded five companies and presented over 40 programmes for the BBC.

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