The Tour de Fleece is an annual spin-along timed to run alongside the Tour de France. Bicycle wheels are replaced by spinning wheels.

Join or form a team to take part – existing teams containing Guild members are @BirminghamWSD @hilltopcloud on Ravelry.

The concept is simple:

Challenge Yourself.
Spin.
Have fun.

This year, the Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday July 1 and runs until Sunday July 23th, 2017.

Guidelines (NOT RULES):

  • Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 1 through Sunday July 23th. Days of rest: Monday, July 10th and Monday, July 17th. (Just like the actual tour.)
  • Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 9, on Sunday, July 9th, when the riders will take on 3 mountains with a steeper than 10% grade, and Stage 15, on Sunday, July 16th, when they will face high altitude and steep grade!
  • Wear yellow on Sunday July 23th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’) Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie).

More information on the Ravelry Tour de Fleece group page.