Etape 2016

Once again Box My Wheels supplied 40 cyclists who went over to take on the Etape Du Tour. Here is what they said

''I entered the etape 2016 and flew to the destination via Geneva as part of a group of 3 who organised all travel and logistics ourselves. I don't have a bike box and my bike is all carbon so a little fragile. I looked online and from first contact with Santi Brage @ BoxMyWheels the service was great. The bike box I leased at a very good price was very high quality and was perfect for the job. I collected the box from the Kilburn office and returned to the same. Packing up was easy following the video and even at the airport with the likely horde of cyclists heading out to the etape had no issues getting the box onto the BA flight. on Arrival in Geneva, drove then in a hire van (although we debated long about hiring and this was the best option rather tan transfers/taxis, however in the end with a hired Renault Espace only just got 2 hard bike boxes and 1 soft box in the wagon). After that drove onto the accommodation in Megeve (the start location) and rested pre etape. Assembling the bike was again the reverse process and quite easy and I was all ready. The event itself was tough, particularly since it was a very hot day; in excess of 34C during the afternoon and particularly on the hell climb at the end: Col de Joux Plane 11.6km at 8% gradient + . Thanks for me this year the week before the organiser removed another big climb La Ramaz due to danger of rock falls and with that included it would have been a different story. The race as always (and this is my 5th time - failed to complete once...) was great and the end point this year was after 122km in Morzine which is successfully completed. Back at Megeve for a rest day, re-pack the bikes and returned to UK although be careful about how you get back to Geneva airport - if you take the wrong route and attempt to go back through Switzerland you can expect a 40CHF tax.... However all in, a great trip ill probably be back next year and if so ill be using BoxMyWheels. Thanks all!''JRA