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  • Premier Icon steeble
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    Oh dear, another celeb reality show but a bike one

    Premier Icon Caher
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    Yet to see it, but exposure of bike stuff to the non-biking masses cannot be all bad.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    Monday 7pm ch 5

    8 well known faces prepare for the toughest physical and mental trial on TV

    • Jodie Kidd – model and TV presenter
    • Hugo Taylor – star of Made In Chelsea
    • Lucy Mecklenburgh – TV personality and ex-TOWIE star
    • Austin Healey – England rugby legend
    • Amy Williams – Olympic Gold medallist
    • Darren Gough – England cricketer
    • Angellica Bell – roving reporter of The One Show
    • Louie Spence – Pineapple Dance Studios’ king of showbiz

    Channel 5 announces a thrilling new four part series, Tour De Celeb, where eight celebrities have just three months to prepare for the toughest physical and mental challenge on TV and in the amateur cycling world, L’Etape du Tour in France. A brutal 146km of endurance cycling through the French Alps, from Megeve to Morzine, L’Etape is the ultimate racing cycling challenge and the third largest participatory event in world sport.

    Sporting legends, Austin Healey, Darren Gough and Amy Williams will be joined by stars from the world of entertainment and reality, Louie Spence, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Hugo Taylor, Jodie Kidd and Angellica Bell, as they embark on an arduous training s regime to prepare them physically and mentally for the strenuous task ahead.

    Throughout the series, training will be monitored by top-level coaches who will ensure the riders reach L’Etape start line in the best possible shape. These include Dame Sarah Storey OBE, Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian in cycling and swimming and Rob Hayles, the three-time Olympic medallist and double Track World Champion. Joining them is Asker Jeukendrup, an internationally renowned exercise physiologist, sports nutritionist and Ironman tri-athlete.

    It won’t all be hard graft in the saddle. Along the way, there’ll be ‘team-bonding’ events, including the notorious Nuclear Races, aerial yoga and aqua cycling, as well as innumerable pampering sessions to ease the saddle sores. This will help forge the key relationships and esprit de corps required to take on this challenge of a lifetime. They’ll also participate in a number of warm-up events, including the Bostin Peaks cycling sportive and the White Rose Classic, so coaches can assess their progress for when the 8 riders are divided into two teams of 4, for the main event.

    We’ll follow the competitors as they track their fitness journey via ‘Diary Cam’, for an access all areas look into their all-encompassing trial. There’ll be no hiding place, when the lactic acid kicks in, and we’ll be able to see who has done ‘the hard yards’ in training and who is ‘the weakest link’, as they battle the steep climbs and treacherous, high-speed descents of this notorious course . Tour De Celeb charts the personal journeys of our team, so be prepared for drama out on the road and back at base

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Sometimes I miss watching TV.
    Other times, less so.

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    Needs leopards.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    couldn’t they have found at least one ‘character’

    lucy mecklenburgh 😯

    Premier Icon richpips
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    A brutal 146km


    Premier Icon Stoner
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    km are always more brutal than miles remember.

    Premier Icon neilsonwheels
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    I worked with Mr Healey this year on a multi day cycling event and he is an animal on a bike. A very capable rider.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    No Christopher Biggins? Missed opportunity.

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