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The Tour De France Visits Yorkshire

Written by Kirsty Jones on


The Tour De France is coming to Yorkshire in less than 90 days and the countdown until it’s here is going fast. We can’t wait to cheer on all the amazing sportsmen on their trip round the beautiful county, and it’s said to be one of the toughest opening routes in the history of the race.

Having been brought up in the flat lands of Norfolk and only living in Yorkshire for a few years you really take for granted how rough and rugged the landscape is. One thing I love about Yorkshire is it’s so large, there are just so many interesting places to explore and in fact nearly 1/3 of all our National Parks in England are in this lovely county!

The Tour de France is actually one of the biggest annual sporting events in the whole word and around 3.5 billion people will tune in to watch it, which means Yorkshire will most definitely be in the spotlight. Britain has recently taken centre stage in the race, first with Bradley Wiggins in 2012 being the first British man to ever win the race and the second British winner Chris Froome in 2013. It’s obvious that professional cycling in Britain is at the top of its game.

Cycling has been increasing in the UK, especially after our 2012 London Olympic success and initiatives such as the Cycle to Work bike scheme and the world renowned ‘Borris Bikes’. Even if you’re not a professional cyclist you can enjoy cycling in Yorkshire, there’s so many places visit whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride or something more challenging, it has it all.

If you’ve been inspired by the race why not come to Yorkshire and see it for yourself as it might be many years until the race goes through this amazing landscape again.

Kirsty Jones

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