Here in Yorkshire we’re deep in preparation for the Yorkshire Tour, due to start in Leeds on 5th July. And as the peloton passes by Altrui HQ and the homes of most of our team that weekend, we thought we’d have a bit of fun with it. So sit back and let us tell you how egg donation is like the Tour de France!

1 You need a great team behind you

Every rider needs a great support team and just as Chris Froome will be relying on Team Sky to make sure everything else runs smoothly, you can be sure that we’re there to support you throughout your egg donation journey, whether you’re having treatment or you’re an egg donor.

2 And some of your teammates work just as hard!

Richie Porte will be out there covering Chris Froome’s back every pedal-push of the race. And our amazing Altrui egg donors, who go through intensive preparation, counselling, a drug regime and egg collection, are every bit as committed to helping their couple have the best chance they can of getting pregnant.

3 Timing matters

The closest race victory in the history of the Tour was in 1986 when Greg Lemond beat Laurent Fignon by a mere 8 seconds. While the drug regime and egg collection is a little less rigorous than that, donors have to take their medication around the same time each day for the whole course of treatment and have their egg collection 36 hours after their last injection. All this is carefully scheduled in with the clinic and synched with the receiving couple’s cycle.

It’s a long, tough road, but it’s worth it

Tour de France racers – and their teams – need the stamina to cycle for 3,664km along some of the toughest routes in Europe. Similarly, infertility is one of the hardest things a couple can go through, and being an egg donor is a big commitment too.

It’s a long way to go, but it’s worth it.

Thinking about egg donation? Contact us for a chat on 01969 667875 or email Alison and Cathy

You can watch the first three days of the Tour de France live from locations all over Yorkshire.