Tour de Force 2017
24/06/2017 - France - Multi-Day
Weeks to go until event: less than 9 weeks
The 2017 Tour de Force will start in Dusseldorf on Saturday 24th June and will end 21 stages and around 3,500km of cycling later in Paris on Sunday 16th July, having covered the official Tour de France route just one week ahead of the pros. By signing up to one of 10 Tour Tasters riders can experience between 2 and all 21 stages of the tour.
The route is fully signed and supported with medics, physios and massage therapists, mechanics (including spare parts and a fleet of brand new spare bikes provided by our sponsors, Trek), luggage transfers and rider transfers between stages where needed. Hotels are all included in the cost as well as all food (3 course evening meal and breakfast in the hotel and at least 4 feed stops during the day, every 40km or so). Our lead cyclist and team look after you every step of the way and we pride ourselves on running the best supported and friendliest event out there.
All 40 'Lifer' places will be released (riding all 21 stages of the Tour de France) and a further 60 riders can secure their guaranteed place on the Tour Taster of their choice in advance - finalising their selection at the end of October once A.S.O. have released the 2017 route.
The early release gives 100 riders the security of knowing their place is guaranteed, enabling them to start their training, their fundraising and their work/holiday plans a full year ahead of the tour.
The event supports the William Wates Memorial Trust, helping the UK's most disadvantaged young people to avoid a life of crime and violence and fulfil their potential. Riders commit to fundraising a minimum target depending on which Tour Taster they choose. For the majority, this will be £1,200 and we provide masses of support and inspiration for your fundraising effort. To date, the Tour de Force has raised over £2.5 million. Our goal is to raise £500,000 a year.
Don't just take our word for it - here's what previous TDF riders have to say:
Amazing! Really bloody amazing!!! I can't tell people enough how well organised and run it was. It was one of the best and hardest things I've ever done and left me with some brilliant memories. I still can't get over how hard working yet friendly, warm, funny, interesting and engaging the staff were. - John, London
Tremendous fun, challenging, enjoyable, unbelievably well organised with a great atmosphere. Do it! - Phil, London
The thing that struck me the most was the 'tone' that you set for the event ... you brilliantly managed to allow the testosterone-fuelled experts feel fulfilled as well as keeping the intermediate cyclists fully included and feeling special. Brilliant! - Simon, Aberdeen
To anyone prevaricating ... you'll never regret it ... a fantastic organisation and a fantastic event to do ... don't think twice just do it! - Chris, Plymouth
"The fact that I was able to raise much more than (my £1500 fundraising target) is a testament to the quite extraordinary reason that the WWMT exists: principally that, as a family, you chose such a way to remember Will and create a legacy that will far outlive the sad and wasteful circumstance of his passing. It was a privilege to ... be able to contribute towards furthering the goals of the WWMT" ~ Chris Winstanley
Sales for 2017 open 20th July 2016 for first 100 places. Remaining 100 places will be released on 27th October 2016. To receive your one week priority booking code, register your interest here: https://www.tourdeforce.org.uk/register-your-interest/