Meet the Tour de France Beefeaters, Britain's most viral cycling fans

They've been visiting the Tour since 2009

TdF beefeaters on the Galibier on stage 18 of the Tour de France 2019 (TdF beefeaters/Instagram)

If you were fortunate enough to be camped on the Col du Latauret ahead of the peloton's arrival on the Galibier for stage 18 of the Tour de France, it's likely you would have heard the TdF Beefeaters, even if you'd never heard of them before.

Blasting out Euro-pop remixes of top 40 hits the night before the Tour hit the famous climb, they then announced themselves to the wider world when a video of them partying on the route went viral, having so far amassed 1.3 million views.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.