Register your interest in taking on The Route

On International Women’s Day, we are inviting female amateur cyclists to join us on one of the most iconic cycling events in the world by tackling all eight stages of the Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift (TDFFAZ) in 2024 – just one day ahead of the professionals.

Cure Leukaemia are the official UK charity partner for the event which will see an all-female team of 25 amateur cyclists tackle over 900km of cycling, starting in the Netherlands on Sunday 11th August and with a crowning finish atop the iconic Alpe d’Huez on Saturday 17th August.

Sitting alongside the charity’s flagship event – The Tour 21 – “The Route” will be organised by Cure Leukaemia and will offer female riders the opportunity to live like a pro – staying in the same hotels as the pros, receive official training and event kit from the charity’s official kit supplier, Santini, dedicated physio and mechanical support along the way and rolling road closures throughout the event – topped off with a 5* finish to celebrate.

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First announced in 2021, the first Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift launched the following year with immense success and demonstrated the significant growth and demand for female cycling events across the world.

Cyclists will be required to fundraise £10,000 for the event along with an entry fee of £3,500 to join the team. All funds raised are donated directly to Cure Leukaemia, and the ongoing battle to eradicate all forms of blood cancer.

Ingrid Kane, 56, of Rodmell, Sussex has signed up for the event and can’t wait to get started:

“The challenge of tackling an iconic multi-day cycling event while raising funds for the vital work of Cure Leukaemia. Having looked after patients with leukaemia when I first qualified as a Doctor, I know how vital research is if treatments and outcomes for patients are to be improved.”

Sarah Hope was one of the first ladies to complete the entire 21-stage Tour de France route as part of The Tour 21, and urged female cyclists to get involved: 

“Completing The Tour 21 was the most incredible experience of my life. I cannot tell you about the lifelong memories that were created, the amazing scenery, iconic climbs – you really are treated like a pro athlete, and to top it off, you are raising money for an incredible cause.”


Speaking about the event, former racing cyclist and current Television Presenter Rebecca Charlton said:

“We have always wanted more women involved so the launch of “The Route” is perfect for that. I am excited to work with the charity as part of the event and help build the profile of female cycling across the Cure Leukaemia community.”

“’The Route’ offers a different alternative for the female market who don’t feel they want to take on all 21 stages of Tour de France but could target eight stages and I am excited to see the event grow!”

Speaking about the launch of “The Route”, former professional cyclist and (now) Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Director Marion Rousse said:

“The Route” is yet another example of how the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift inspires generations by further breaking barriers for women in cycling, which is our ambition. I am so proud to see more women riding France routes every summer and even more so when it helps to raise funds for wonderful charities like Cure Leukaemia.

Register your interest in taking on The Route