Thanks to the wonders of the interweb, it looks like I have been able to enter the 2011 Etape du Tour.  Finally, everything online, no fuss, no faxes, no frantic doctor’s appointments for medical certificates, and no last minute trips to FedEx.  To overcome the problems of over subscription, the organisers are putting on 2 Etapes du Tour this year, each with 10,000 riders.  Personally, I still think they should prioritise by body fat percentage, but hey, what do I know?  Anyway, if all goes well, I’ll be here on July 11 2011, along with 5999 riders, and 4000 fat tourists.
PS Oh dear, things went far from ‘well’. Spent the week of the event holed up in my sister in law’s flat in Edinburgh with flu. Man flu is real folks.

Thanks to the wonders of the interweb, it looks like I have been able to enter the 2011 Etape du Tour.  Finally, everything online, no fuss, no faxes, no frantic doctor’s appointments for medical certificates, and no last minute trips to FedEx.  To overcome the problems of over subscription, the organisers are putting on 2 Etapes du Tour this year, each with 10,000 riders.  Personally, I still think they should prioritise by body fat percentage, but hey, what do I know?  Anyway, if all goes well, I’ll be here on July 11 2011, along with 5999 riders, and 4000 fat tourists.

PS Oh dear, things went far from ‘well’. Spent the week of the event holed up in my sister in law’s flat in Edinburgh with flu. Man flu is real folks.