New sportive gives riders chance to ride Tour de France roads

The London Legacy Sportive features part of stage three of the 2014 Tour de France, with riders heading out to the Essex countryside and finishing at the Olympic Park

Crowds line the streets for stage three of the 2014 Tour de France

Over one million people lined the streets between Cambridge and London last July as the Tour de France circus passed through, now cyclists can ride much of the route in a new Olympic legacy sportive.

Organiser Human Race has announced the London Legacy Sportive on September 27 will feature three distances, ranging from 42 to 117 miles, and will take in much of the stunning Essex countryside featured on stage three of the Tour.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.