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Ride Tour de France stage at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 September 2015

Crowds of people, despite the rain, lined the streets as cyclists in the Tour de France rode through Stratford High Road last year

Crowds of people, despite the rain, lined the streets as cyclists in the Tour de France rode through Stratford High Road last year

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The magic of the Tour de France is returning to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, 14-and-a-half months after the world’s greatest cycling race came to town.

The inaugural l’Etape London – a road race organised by Human Race and in support of sports charity Access Sport – will take in much of stage three of last year’s race, climaxing with a lap around the Lee Valley VeloPark.

Participants can choose to ride 117 miles, 92 miles or 42 miles although the shortest route is already sold out.

Similar to the professional race, all racers will have styled ride numbers with the day culminating in a podium photo experience

Ample motorcycle marshals will keep the race in order and frequent feed stations with plentiful nutritional products will be positioned along the route.

Although there is no obligation to fundraise, anyone who raises a minimum of £100 for Access Sport will be entered into a free prize draw to win an official Tour de France yellow jersey, plus the highest fundraiser by the race day will win a yellow Tour de France jersey signed by this year’s winner, Britain’s Chris Froome.


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