The Tour De France




Official merchandise






The Tour De France
Any souvenirs bearing the official Tour logo are popular and the range is large enough to suit all tastes and purses. If you are after memorabilia from the last couple of years, the official Tour de France website is a treasure trove. T- shirts range from around $8-£5 for children's sizes to $15-£10 for adult sizes, while Tour caps are priced at$12 -£8 and socks at $9- £6.50.  


Even cheaper are the attractive metal pins, which come in two different designs, one with the official Tour logo, and one depicting a map of France. These start at around $14-£10 for the  logo pins .







Slightly more expensive, but worthy additions to any collection are the blue backpack for around $45-£30, the handlebar bag for $30- £20 and towel for $22-£16. And if you are searching for that special item to adorn your mantelpiece, there are metal handpainted figurines of mounted riders, with authentic decorations from the 1960s, for around $12-£8, or models of official Tour cars for around £30-$45 For pre-2001 logo items, you will need to search specialist websites. eBay, for example.



Whatever your special interest,  'eBay is a good tool, but you must be careful who you buy from,'  Trading is fun and allows you to accumulate jerseys for your collection.
           

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Useful Contacts for the uk


Where to see British cycling memorabilia








The National Cycle Collection


The Automobile Palace,Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LDI 5DL, Mid Wales.Tel: 01597 825531, email: cycle.museum@ care4free.net or visit www.cyclemuseum.org.uk This Tour de France Centenary Exhibition runs until 31 st October; displaying some of the bikes used on the Tour; along with a selection of artefacts, team kits, posters, pictures, memorabilia and a yellow jersey. Emphasis is on British involvement in the Tour Museum and exhibition open daily March - October 10am-4pm; Museum only from November-February at various times - ring for details. Admission: adults £2.50; child £1;senior citizens £2.

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British Cycling Museum



The Old Station, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9TZ.Tel: 01840 21281 I or visit: www.aboutbritain.com/BritishCyclingMu seum.htm Features over 400 historic cycles, extensive library of books, history of cycling from 1818 and numerous other items. Open all year; Sunday -Thursday I Oam - 5pm. Admission: adult £2.50; child £ 1.50.


Ipswich Transport Museum 


Cobham Road, Ipswich IP3 9JD.Tel: 01473 715666 or visit: www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk Includes large collection of bicycles, from very early 'hobby horse' and Penny Farthing to modem bikes. Open Apr - Nov, Sun & Bank Holidays 11 am - 4.30pm; school holidays Mon - Fri I pm - 4pm. Admission: adults £2.50; child £ 1.50.



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Museum ofTransport 






Kelvin Hall, I Bunhouse Road, Glasgow G3 8DRTel: 0141 287 2720. Collection includes the world's oldest bicycle. Open Mon -Thur & Sat I Oam - 5pm; Fri & Sun I I am - 5pm. Admission is free.








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Collectibles Coach


Further Blog Reading




part 1          Tour De France History

part 2           La Tour De France

part 3           The Tour De France

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