Did you know? Calories burned by a rider per day at the Tour de France: 5900 average, 9000 max!
Tour de France
Kenyan-born British cyclist Chris Froome will be among the riders hoping to be in contention when the 100th edition of the world’s greatest bike race comes to a conclusion along the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 21 July. Starting in Corsica on 29 June, the Tour features 21 days of racing, covering a distance of 3360km, with six mountain stages through the Alps and Pyrenees and four summit finishes – a gruelling route expected to favour Froome’s particular hill-climbing strengths. Pictured here: Kazakh cyclist Dmitry Fofonov in last year’s race.
• 29 June to 21 July
July – Lychee Festival, Zengcheng, near Guangzhou
Celebrating the famed lychees of Zengcheng. • www.chinahighlights.com/festivals
5-7 July KCB Safari Rally, Kenya
Long-running endurance rally. One of Kenya motorsport’s key events. • www.motorsportkenya.com
23 July FMwakakogwa Festival, Zanzibar
Zoroastrian new year celebrations. One of Zanzibar’s oldest traditions. • www.mzuri-kaja.or.tz/mwaka.htm
July – October
The great migration, Masai Mara and Serengeti. Huge herds of game head over the Mara River.