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Are you in Paris next weekend? - BikeBiz

Are you in Paris next weekend?

If so, youre there for the final day of Le Tour. But have you signed up for the mass cycle ride taking part in the morning on the same centre-of-Paris route as the Pros?
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Jean-Marie Leblanc, Chairman of the Tour de France, calls lArrivée du Tour the ride of a lifetime. 10 000 participants will be leave from the Iena Bridge at 8.30am and ride the Tour de France course in Paris. Three hours will be allowed to do the 30km course.

Participation costs nowt and riders get a free jersey (yellow, green, polka dot or white), which they must wear for the ride, and a can of pop at the end.

The route will be lined with barriers, spectators and the same advertising and Tour de France materials you see on the telly. Ride the route fast and pretend youre Armstrong for a day!

Leblanc: It being the Year 2000, it being Paris, a glitzier than ever Tour Finale was called for. On the afternoon of Sunday July 23rd, the last stage of the 87th Tour de France will be run entirely in the heart of the French capital. While in the morning, the same course will be open to all cyclists for an unforgettable ride.

Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity of a leisurely and carefree bicycle ride through the streets of Paris. The chance of a lifetime to ride in the most prestigious of cycling packs.

Apply now at tdfrandonnee@aso.fr. Youll get an entry form by return. Fill this in quick to be part of what should be an unforgettable ride.

And if you succeed, let the editor of BikeBiz know cos hes riding. His wife wanted to go to a musuem or an art gallery but was persuaded a 30km ride was a much better idea!


NOTE: jerseys have to be picked up on the Saturday so you can't do the ride if you're arriving in Paris on Sunday morning.

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