5 reasons to sprint for your place!
As spring begins to show itself, cyclists are getting in the mood for the summer season ahead: booking sportives, seeking out training programmes and committing to the long weekend rides. Here are a few reasons to get TP ICAP L’Etape London in your diary: Sunday 23 September, Lee Valley Velopark.
1. It’s an official Le Tour de France Sportive
This means riders will get an unrivalled event experience, that only official L’Etape events in the UK can offer. Organised by Human Race Events (and parent company A.S.O), riders will have exclusive opportunities to meet Tour de France Champions, WIN official Le Tour jerseys, and to receive the inside scoop on all of the happenings at Le Tour de France before anyone else. Additional Le Tour de France elements include the support of moto-riders, the official red Skodas, and you’ll be able to celebrate on the Le Tour podium and at the cheese & wine party.
2. It’s the sprinters sportive
It’s the ideal sportive to test your pace. With three closed road sprint sections, riders can open up and challenge themselves against their friends, club mates, fellow riders and even Tour de France champions! There will be official Le Tour de France sprint jerseys up for grabs too for the fastest man, woman and youth riders.
3. There are limited entry numbers for enhanced rider experience
We know that it can get pretty crowded at cycling events, which is why we limit our entry numbers to just 2,500 lucky riders. This means we can give everyone a high-quality experience and ensure that the riding is as safe as possible. It’s also fantastic value for money, with places starting at just £36 (plus booking fee).
4. It’s the most convenient location
Taking place from the iconic Lee Valley Velopark, this sportive is one of the most accessible around. With mainline trains coming into Stratford from across London, Essex and East Anglia, this hassle-free rise mixes the convenience of London, with the beautiful rural riding of Essex
5. It’s the perfect sportive for clubs and corporates
With three distance routes to choose from, this sportive is inclusive for riders of all levels of experience and offers a fantastic group day out. The Velopark offers ample space for group marquees or corporate hospitality, and an iconic background for a really special sportive day out! We also offer group discounts for cycling clubs, and last we saw 75 riders take part from Hornchurch Cycling Club with 75 members.