It seems that after recent discussion of going to watch le tour next year, a couple of us are considering entering the Etape. Anyone here got any experience of competing in this event? We would be riding just for fun (?!) and using the event to focus on building fitness.
Current riding regime is based on a weekly nightly night ride of 15-20miles and a weekend ride of 40-60 miles (I know the rolling Worcestershire countryside doesnt offer the same kind of challenge as the Ventoux!).
It would be a bloody marvellous achievement to complete the stage, and I've already got the go ahead from the missus and the family, so whats stopping me?
Has jovial banter suddenly become all to much? Most importantly, would I need to fit a granny ring onto the 'Zing Deluxe?!