Tour des Trois Vallées (aka the Dieppe Raid Ride) 25 June 2023
About the Tour des Trois Vallées Cycling Weekend
2023 will be the 51st anniversary of the first Dieppe Raid cycling weekend based on the Dieppe Tour des Trois Vallées event.
The event is a series of cycle rides organized by Cyclo-Club Dieppois based on the country roads and lanes in and around Dieppe, offering various distances (from 30k to 140k) to suit both families and cycling enthusiasts. A walk is also offered for non-cyclists. With the exception of 2020 and 2021, when the event was inevitably cancelled due to Covid, the event has been held every year. The Tour des Trois Vallées is an international event started in 1972 by Neville Chanin, a well-known cyclist who travelled the world by bicycle. It was established in commemoration of the Dieppe Raid in 1942 where horrific losses were suffered by the British and Canadian allies. Neville continued to participate in the event every year until his sad death in 2010.
The Tour des Trois Vallées is a great way to introduce less experienced cyclists to cycling in France and every year we have people who really enjoy the experience. On the other end of the spectrum, many experienced cyclists also return every year. Rides can be ridden on any type of bike and children are welcome.
Dieppe is a beautiful town with a long esplanade, a castle, a marina and an excellent selection of bars and restaurants.