We’re All About Pedal Power for the Tour de France

When you’re as obsessed with cars as we all are here at Speedy Reg, it can make you just a little bit lazy! When you enjoy driving, you just always choose to take the car when you go out don’t you?

But with the Tour de France starting, we’re all getting inspired to get out in the sunshine on our bikes. Cycling is such good exercise and summer is the perfect time to go for a bike ride. It’s also a great way to spend a weekend together as a family. Why not take a picnic and find a beauty spot to relax in after your ride?

There’s nothing that will inspire you to get out and about on your bike more than watching the Tour de France. So tune in from July 7th to July 29th to watch the 21 stages. You’ll find coverage available on both Eurosport and ITV4.

This year most of the Tour is based in France, with just a short visit across to Spain during the sixteenth stage. The Tour departs from Noirmoutier-en-I’lle, Vendee and ends in Paris. There are going to be some real highlights in this Tour such as the steep 13.8km ascent up the iconic Alpe d’Huez, and sections over the cobbled streets in Paris-Roubaix.

Among the favourites for this race are Chris Froome, who has already won the race four times, the last time being in 2017, Tom Dumoulin, Richie Porte and Vincenzo Nibali.


The 2018 Tour de France stages

Stage 1

When: Saturday July 7
Where: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Fontenay-le-Comte

Distance: 189km

Stage 2When: Sunday July 8
Where: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon

Distance: 183km

Stage 3

When: Monday July 9
Where: Cholet to Cholet

Distance: 35km

Stage 4

When: Tuesday, July 10

Where: La Baule to Sarzeau

Distance: 192km

Stage 5           

When: Wednesday, July 11

Where: Lorient to Quimper

Distance: 203km

Stage 6

When: Thursday, July 12

Where: Brest to Mûr de Bretagne

Distance: 181km

Stage 7

When: Friday, July 13

Where: Fougères to Chartres

Distance: 231km

Stage 8

When: Saturday, July 14

Where: Dreux to Amiens

Distance: 181km

Stage 9

When: Sunday, July 15

Where: Arras to Roubaix

Distance: 154km


Stage 10         

When: Tuesday, July 17

Where: Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand

Distance: 159km

Stage 11

When: Wednesday, July 18

Where: Albertville to La Rosière

Distance: 108km

Stage 12

When: Thursday, July 19

Where: Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Alpe d’Huez

Distance: 175km

Stage 13

When: Friday, July 20

Where: Bourg d’Oisans to Valence

Distance: 169km

Stage 14

When: Saturday, July 21

Where: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteuax to Mende

Distance: 187km

Stage 15

When: Sunday, July 22

Where: Millau to Carcassonne

Distance: 181km

Stage 16

When: Tuesday, July 24

Where: Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon

Distance: 218km

Stage 17         

When: Wednesday, July 25

Where: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan/Col-de-Portet

Distance: 65km

Stage 18         

When: Thursday, July 26

Where: Trie-sur-Baïse to Pau

Distance: 172km

Stage 19         

When: Friday, July 27

Where: Lourdes to Laruns

Distance: 200km

Stage 20         

When: Saturday, July 28

Where: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette

Distance: 31km

Stage 21         

When: Sunday, July 29

Where: Houilles to Paris

Distance: 115km