On the day entries will be NOT accepted.
The Wiggle Le Tricolore Sportive, previously known as the French Resistance, is one of our fastest-selling sportives. Bag a place on this ride in France as soon as you can for a ticket to one of the best overseas one-day bike trips there is.
After meeting in Dover, we’ll provide you with your rider number on board the ferry and you’ll be free to begin pedalling as soon as we disembark on the other side of the English Channel. This event serves as a perfect introduction into riding on the Continent, offering participants a snapshot of rural France — the spiritual home of cycling.
Leaving Calais, you’ll follow the coastline westwards and, despite exposure to invariably blustery conditions, the views out over the channel will keep you buoyed for the remainder of the ride.
A series of quaint and quintessentially French towns and villages are passed — in between which lie a series of short and punchy climbs, joined by a network of small and narrow byways. Such are the width of these lanes you’ll find cars around here are decidedly absent, but in the rare event of meeting one expect an encouraging “allez!” from the drivers. This is, after all, France, where cycling is the national pastime.
Following a clockwise route around the Nord Pas de Calais department, the atmospheric rural areas here boast a charm exclusive to Northern France and will leave you with fond memories and no doubt a photo or two.
And now, as you approach the end of the route — buffeted about by headwinds as you rejoin the coastal roads — the grand finale lies in wait. Indeed, today’s most demanding appointment in Ecalles is positioned agonisingly close to the finish line. It’s tough but manageable — and summiting it leaves you with a sprint to the international port where we’ll get you on the next available ferry home for a well-deserved verre du vin.
If you've ever considered cycling in France, signing up to Le Tricolore Sportive is your chance to join hundreds of other cyclists on carefully selected routes, complete with mechanical and medical support, to enjoy the French countryside from the saddle. That and the fact your travel to and from France is all booked for you, what are you waiting for?
Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page
Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.
SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!
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Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.