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Ride the Tour de France with British Cycling Legend Chris Boardman

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With less than three months to go before Le Grand Depart, Chris Boardman gives his top tips on riding the British stages of the Tour de France and previews the new, free cycling app OS Ride.

This July, the world’s best road cyclists will descend on Britain for the start of the world’s greatest bike race - the Tour de France.

The tour starts in Yorkshire and will see riders take on 600 kilometres of our toughest terrain before the finish of the third stage in London.

For keen cyclists, there’s plenty of time to test yourselves on the actual tour route before the pros get here, and British cycling legend Chris Boardman has picked out his favorite sections of the three stages of tour.

To make it even easier, he’s also joined with Ordnance Survey to launch OS Ride, a new free app for iOS which contains mapping for all three stages being held in Britain, as well as high quality route maps for historic stages of the tour when the world’s most famous cycle race came to Great Britain in 2007, 1994 and 1974.

Each stage comes with a mapping option allowing cyclists to ride smaller segments making the app truly suitable for all levels of road cycling. The app is also loaded with accurate elevation and height data and includes the option for cyclists to track their speed, distance and time across the challenging stages.

Riders can also try out Chris Boardman’s top 5 cycling routes across the UK, including a Peak District road ride and a hilly road challenge in Lyme Regis.

Watch our video where Chris gives tips and advice for cyclists on testing out the tour as well as more information about the app.


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