Social media reacts to 'Tour de Celeb' cycling reality TV show

Channel 5's new cycling reality television series kicked off on Monday night, as eight celebrities started to train for the Etape du Tour. Here's what people thought of it

Despite the rising popularity of cycling in Britain, it's still a rare sight to see the sport on mainstream television. So it's no surprise that Channel 5's new series, Tour de Celeb, has created a lot of interest among cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

The basic premise is that eight celebrities have two months in which to train and prepare for the mountainous Etape du Tour in France. Naturally, the show promised thrills, spills and a few tears - and on that front, it did not disappoint.

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