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Tour de Celeb: Celebrities battle it out in as they compete in L’Etape du Tour

New reality TV show follows eight celebrities on their journey to train and ride the Etape du Tour, a cyclosportive event that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as a Tour de France stage. 

With only 8 weeks to train, each celebrity must train 25 hours a week in preparation for the mountainous 140 kilometre event.

The show follows reality TV stars Hugo Taylor and Lucy Mecklenburgh, choreographer Louie Spence, TV presenters Jodie Kidd and Angellica Bell, and sports stars Austin Healey, Darren Gough and Amy Williams in their attempt to get fit to ride the 2016 Etape du Tour.

None of the celebrities have ridden a bicycle seriously resulting in the promised thrills, spills and a few tears.

Louie Spence stole the show in comparison to the others. When told he would have to ride 60 miles, he replied “don’t be silly, I can’t even say 60!”

Sports stars Austin Healey, Darren Gough and Amy Williams are having an easier time with the fitness part of the show, but even they are going through what all rookie cyclists experience, including being dropped.

To watch episode 1, head over to https://www.my5.tv/tour-de-celeb/season-1

Tour de Celeb: Celebrities battle it out in as they compete in L’Etape du Tour