The aim is to create a global event, with thousands of women taking to the road to complete a 100km journey. The 7th July is the date of the Etape du Tour, the amateur cyclist’s chance to ride a major mountain stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France. Rapha are sending 100 women to ride the sportive, which will form part of the day’s festival of riding. The Rapha women’s 100 is not a competition to see who is the fastest, it is about gathering a global community of women around the world to take part in this shared adventure.
In the build up to the 7th of July, we will feature tales from the women riding the 100 and chart their training, experiences and thoughts leading up to the big day. From seasoned racers to brand new roadies, the riders will discuss their cycling and the goal of riding 100km this summer.
- Twitter »
Use Twitter to tell your followers you will ride 100km on the 7th July.
- Join the event page on Facebook to get talking about the women’s 100.
- Instagram »
Use #womens100 and post your pictures to get involved.
- Strava »
Sign up to the challenge on Strava.
- Email »
Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to tell us you’re going to join the women’s 100.
Rapha will be rolling out a host of content and events in the lead up to the women’s 100 on July 7th. Below are some of the riders and writers who will bring the stories to life and events you can join.
Use #womens100 while you are training and riding along the way and document your journey via Twitter and Instagram.
Gem Atkinson, Rapha rider and blogger »
Gem has been a Rapha ambassador and rider on Rapha photoshoots. She’ll be joining 100 women riding the Etape du Tour on the 7th July.
See Gem’s words on the blog today »
Tori Bortman of Gracie’s Wrench »
Tori has teamed up with photographer Dan Sharp and will provide useful tips and tricks to get you (and your bike) ready to ride.
Bangs and a Bun »
Blogger Muireann Carey-Campbell will be riding her 100km at the Etape du Tour. A strong runner and boxer this is her first foray into road cycling.
Nathalie Thomas »
Nathalie is a reporter for the Telegraph and marathon runner, and is a recent convert to road cycling. She’ll be riding the Etape du Tour on the 7th July and blogging about her road to Annecy on the Telegraph website.
July 7th, 2013 – Wherever you are this is the big one. We’ll be sending a group of women to Lake Annecy to ride Etape du Tour but you do not have to be in France to join them. This is the day to celebrate women’s cycling around the world and ride 100km together.