Having planned the route, we always rely on Preston Ayres and Rob Oakley to drive over the route to make sure it's safe, varied and enjoyable. They have come back and report the route to be a classic mix of French terrain, luckily missing the Le Mans traffic, and passed as Extramile Challenge Approved.
Preston is now transferring turn by turn, climb by climb and descent by descent instructions to the map and route note - we will be issuing these to Team Captains shortly.
Hotels are checked, crossings booked and the Marshal Team assembled ready to receive the Teams in September.
We still have a few Team places left, so please enter now if you haven't already, before we have to close entry.
All Teams entered should now have paid the entry fee, and began to get some sponsor money together - again, we have a sponsor form available to help, together with JustGiving and Virgin Money websites to allow you to easily reclaim Gift Aid.
We will be gathering Team Information form Team Captains over the next few weeks, and each rider will then receive a welcome mail to, in turn, gather important information for contacts and the like.
To read the full Recce Report for this year's challenge please click here: Bike to the Future Recce Report.pdf