LE TOUR DE VIS 2014
Le Tour de VIS 2014 took place on Saturday 15th November with a morning start (approx 9:30) and a mid-afternoon finish.
Wesley Willett was Directeur Sportif for the 2014 Tour and took us on a circuit from the conference hotel of just under 75km with about 850m of climbing and enough sharp objects to test our tube replacement skills.
The route began at the Marriott Rive Gauche, before heading south on the Coulee Verte bike path out of the City. It then followed quiet roads, cycle trails and occasional forest paths over mixed terrain before heading back in to Paris. It took in a couple of chateaux, including the Château de Versailles, and plenty of villages and countryside. And we got to cycle over the Seine and right past Le Tour Eiffel. Great!
We stopped for food and drink at the Château de Versailles, which has a boulangerie. We also scheduled a stop at the AVIS lab at INRIA, where Jean-Daniel and colleagues provided bags of bananas.
The route and event details were agreed and confirmed at a MeetUp at IEEE VIS 2014 in Paris.
You can see pictures on Twitter at #LeTourDeVIS.
You can see the route below and download from Strava : http://www.strava.com/routes/880150
PARTICIPATION AND SIGN-UP
Participants in the inaugural Tour de VIS were asked to ...
- check the Terms of Reference
- use our Sign-Up Doodle - add your name and edit your entry when you have a bike confirmed
- send us an e-mail to veloclubdevis@gmail
- train up or down depending on current fitness - remember, 75km at 20 kmh
- be sure to come to the MeetUp at IEEE VIS
Here's where we went ... at 20kmh / 12.5 mph