It’s that time of year again when hundreds of professional cyclists sweep through the beautiful French countryside and cities to take on one of the biggest races in the cycling calendar.
The race was first organized in 1903 to increase sales for the sporting newspaper L’Auto and has been held nearly every year since. It’s the most prestigious of the three cycle races known as the Grand Tours, with teams from all over the world taking part.
Although the route changes every year, it passes through the mountains of the Pyrenes and the Alps and finishes on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The riders cover over 3,500 kilometre (2,200 miles) over 23 days, the tour is nicknamed the Grand Boucle, or Great Loop.
If the sight of yellow, green and polka dot jersey inspire you to get out on your cycle, why not enter our competition. To coincide with the tour we’re giving away a Tour de France branded Frog cycle in collaboration with our partner Frog. There are other prizes to win, including bikeability goody bags!
To be in with a chance of winning we just want to know what inspires you, or your child, to get cycling. Do you want to spend more time outdoors, help the environment, or do you simply love being out on your wheels? Whatever gets you into the saddle, get over to our social media channels or use the tweet below to enter the competition!
Get pedal ready… it’s the TOUR DE FROG! 🐸🏁
For your chance to WIN an official @LeTour Frog kids’ bike fit for future champions:
✅ Follow @BikeabilityUK & @FrogBikes
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Frog are also offering everyone 10% off all Tour de France™ bikes until 4 August. Take advantage of the offer here.
And in the meantime, why not check out our blog post on planning great cycle routes.
Terms and conditions for the competition are available here.