History of the Tour de France in numbers

The Tour de France has a long and colourful history dating back to the first race in 1903.

The 2013 race is the 100th edition of La Grande Boucle and, by the time the peloton reaches Paris on Sunday July 21, the Tour will have covered 383,053km in total.

That’s just one of the facts plucked from the latest infographic: the history of the Tour de France in numbers, created for Cycling Shorts by RoadCyclingUK.

The History of the Tour de France in Numbers


Invisible Cycling Helmet…possible?

The invisible cycling helmet… possible?

It Sounds like an April Fool, but design students Anna and Terese say they are, ‘Going to save the World’. A bold claim indeed, but these two young designers don’t seem to be phased by the male dominated product design sector and took on a seemingly impossible challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. It could be revolutionary if they can pull it off. They see the bicycle as a tool to change the world; the future they say, ‘Cars are yesterday’. The duo believes if we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all. They have worked on the project for seven years so far so this isn’t just a gimmick to turn heads at their final degree show.



The Invisible Cycling Helmet