The Wiggle Le Tricolore Sportive, previously known as the French Resistance, is one of our fastest selling Sportives of the year. Bag a place on this ride as soon as you can for one of the best cross-border cycling day trips there is.
We’ll meet in Dover, and you’ll get your rider number on board the ferry, but you won’t actually start pedalling until we disembark on the other side of the English Channel. Its brother events aside, this is a truly unique event that can give you a day-long taster of life riding a sportive event in cycling-obsessed France.
Heading out from Calais, you’ll follow a slightly different route to the Revolution event. Following the coast line westwards, the route dips in-land before getting to the wind-exposed roads that follow – while you’ll maintain a vantage point that allows views long across the busy Channel.
A series of quaint, quintessentially French small communes are passed and in between them lie a series of short and punchy climbs, joined by small and narrow back lanes that rarely accommodate a car. You’d be unfortunate to have to slow down for car traffic and when you do, you’ll likely receive welcome encouragement from French drivers – ‘allez’!
Following a clockwise route around the north-eastern area of France, the forested rural areas are bound to charm you as you edge closer back to the coastline. Eventually you’ll notice a pick-up in headwind and rise in gradient, meaning the coast roads are coming. But rest assured, as you approach Calais you can expect flat roads with a sprint towards the international port. We’ll get you on the next available ferry home for a well-deserved verre du vin.
Riders must have a valid passport and travel insurance. Sorry but no Under 16s for this ride.
The event is limited to 800 riders. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Please be aware that due to ferry times, it will be an early start in Dover however you have time to relax on the ferry with a cup of tea and croissant!
Ferry tickets can only be used on the day of the event on scheduled ferries and not used on any other day.
All riders MUST get back to the Port of Calais in time to catch the 5:15pm Ferry.
Hot food and showers will be available on the Ferry.
Ticket price includes the ferry crossings.
This event is NOT included in the 10% off sale
If you would like to help out for the day or for just a few hours in the morning, please get in touch. By helping out you will be entitled to choose and ride one of our events for free. If interested, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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