The Grand Départ 2014


It is official: The world’s greatest cycle race – the Tour de France – will start in the world’s greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.  It’s the first time Le Tour has visited the north of England, and it is the perfect opportunity to showcase our stunning landscape to over 3 billion TV viewers world-wide.

Our very own Keith Buck – a keen cyclist – explains how and why Welcome to Yorkshire bid for the the Grand Départ and shows the routes the race will take through Yorkshire – download the following attachment Tour de France

In Welcome to Yorkshire’s own words “The county is a heartland of the sport and over the next few pages we celebrate Yorkshire’s Grand Départ, Yorkshire’s cycling champions, the county’s iconic cycling landscapes and hopefully inspire more people to consider going uphill and down dale on two wheels in future.”

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