Saturday, 15 December 2012

Success in 'Le Bid'



Yorkshire will host the 2014 Tour de France! The county has beaten worldwide competition in its bid to bring the cycling race, one of the world's largest sporting events, to the North of England for the first time. On the 5th & 6th of July 2014, the county will host the Grand Départ, the prestigious opening days of the iconic cycling race. The race will start from Leeds, probably touring up into the North York Moors and then from York through to Sheffield. The exact route will be announced in January next year but as well as starting locally it's likely that it will pass not far from Saltaire on the second day too. The Tour will then move south for a final stage, finishing in London, before moving across the Channel to France. Expect to see everyone go cycling mad. I'm excited already! All credit to those involved in putting Le Bid together - Welcome to Yorkshire (the tourism body) was the prime mover. 
Allez Yorkshire!

7 comments:

  1. You won't see me there for sure ! I have a overdose of bicycles because there are more bicycles in Amsterdam then inhabitants and they just drive like crazy they have all rights and just run you over ! Of course the Tour de France is important for a region, but really I became allergic to them.
    BTW if you want to see the ugliest Christmas tree ever it stands in Brussels on the Grand'Place
    http://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.be/2012/12/brussels-uggliest-christmas-tree.html

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  2. Quite a coup for Yorkshire and the UK. I'm sure there will be some photographs adorning these pages, when the time comes.

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  3. That is very exciting! I love to watch!

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  4. What a buzz for your community ... I'm sure every-thing will get a face-lift! and I for one, will be glued to my tv watching every leg. Well done to Yorkshire.

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  5. That will cause some excitement in Yorkshire.

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  6. It will be thrilling to see the Yorkshire countryside going by behind the bikes!

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  7. Isn't that cool! The Tour de Saltaire!

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