Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But Ride - Eddy Merckx

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TDF 2019 Team New Zealand


Brussels to Paris


3400km TBC


05/07/2019 - 28/07/2019

Actual TDF 6th July - 28th July

TOUR DE FRANCE 2019 TEAM NEW ZEALAND, with Hayden Roulston

Don't just watch it -
ride it!  

2019 expressions of interest NOW being taken 


Yes, we cycle the entire 2019 Tour de France route, starting in Brussels, the Belgian capital before heading south to the Pyrenees across to the Alps and the last day in Paris.

The aim of TDF 2019 – Team New Zealand – is to give you the nearest experience you can realistically get to being part of a pro-team. Tailor made training and nutritional plan, Team bus, service vehicles, dedicated mechanic, massage and team support.

Riding a day ahead of the tour gives you the experience of cycling through the towns and villages decked out with le tour paraphanalia and lined with fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of the race.

You will be treated like a pro throughout the trip, with all day to day logistics taken care of, leaving you to focus on completing this ride of a lifetime.  

All successful applicants will become an integral part of a close knit cycle team of like minded riders who will join you on the non competitive ride of your life.
If you have always wanted to see if you are capable of riding such a Grand Tour, here is your chance. 

We are limiting applications for the full tour to just 12 riders to ensure we can deliver the highest possible levels of support for each participant. 

To express interest in being part of the TDF 2019 Team NZ please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch to go through the next step personally with you. We will be accepting applications on a first in first served basis commencing mid August 2018.

Please use the form below to register your interest and one of our team will be in touch.

Tour Details

The 2018 tour was fully booked.  We received over 150 expressions of interest with 8 finally being chosen to take on arguably the greatest challenge in sport and in the process raised funds for The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. To see more of our 2018 trip please visit

To give the 2019 selected riders the best possible chance of success we are looking at securing the services of New Zealand cycling legend and ex TDF rider, Hayden Roulston who will  train and prepare you for this ride of a lifetime.


Tour price includes:

  • 24 nights accommodation (Mostly twin share at 3/4 star hand picked establishments.  Single supplements are available to buy in January if required)
  • All food, (24 breakfast's and evening meals, typically at hotel with lunch / snacks provided on the road at designated feed stops)
  • Mechanical, medical and moral support
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Minibus transfers to the next stage start if applicable
  • 2  training camps, likely to be at Cambridge and Christchuch (personal travel to and from venue at own cost)
  • 6 months training and nutritional advice fo suit your personal requirements. 


  • Travel to and from France (but we’ll give you advice on the best way to get there via our preferred travel agent in NZ.)
  • Evening massage ( 10 euro's per massage if you’d like one – highly recommended)
  • Beer/wine/dinner drinks
  • Individual travel insurance


Pre Tour Awareness Day

We request that all applicants on the Tour De France 2019 Team New Zealand meet Jonathan, the Tour Director at a mutually convenient time in September/ October or until such time that the tour is fully booked. 

During the very informal couple of hours / half a day you will learn more about the trip, meet Jonathan, ask questions and go on a  gentle 50 - 70km ride in the nearby Waitakere ranges.

An undertaking of this nature requires that riders meet a certain level of fitness and mental well being. The day allows us the opportunity to meet each other and ask any questions about the tour.

We  look forward to meeting you soon. Please use the form below to register your interest and one of the team will be in touch to arrange a mutually convenient date.



Cost & Details - Pre tour awareness day

We do not charge for the initial meet up. 



What to bring

  • You will need to bring your usual road bike
  • Your usual riding kit for a 2 -3 hour road ride, spare tube etc.
  • Positive attitude and lots of questions !

What is an FTP test ?

For those interested we can arrange for you to undertake an FTP test. It does provide a good indication of your current fitness levels, but it is not what we rely on to see if you have what it takes to take on this challenge.

There are two ways to do an FTP Test. One way is to do a one-hour test flat out; the other is to do a 20-minute test and then deduct 5 percent from the average watts. Your functional threshold power = 20-minute critical power test x .95.

The objective of both tests is to develop a benchmark so you can progressively increase your functional threshold power over time – peaking for goal events throughout the year. FTP not only serves as a benchmark for training zones, but it also serves as a cruise-control target to help you avoid over or under training.



Get in Touch

Please contact Jonathan on 021 388893, email
or fill out the form below to go over any questions you may have.



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