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
11 hours 39 minutes