Grand Départ 2014

The official website http://letour.yorkshire.com

Stage one Sat 5th July – map http://letour.yorkshire.com/stage-1

Grand Départ 2014 - STAGE 1

Grand Départ 2014 – STAGE 1

LOCATIONS ON ROUTE:

Leeds – Harewood – Otley – Ilkley – Addingham – Skipton – Kettlewell – Buckden – Kidstones – Aysgarth – Hawes – Reeth – Leyburn – Middleham – Masham – West Tanfield – Ripon – Harrogate

 

 

 

 

 

Stage two Sun 6th July – map http://letour.yorkshire.com/stage-2

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Grand Départ 2014 – STAGE 2

LOCATIONS ON ROUTE:

York – Knaresborough – Addingham – Silsden – Keighley – Haworth – Hebden Bridge – Cragg Vale – Ripponden – Huddersfield – Holmfirth – Holme Moss – Peak District National Park – Langsett – High Bradfield – Sheffield

 

 

 

Facts about the tour.

Posted on  by Anne

This is a “Once in a lifetime event”

  • The Tour de France covers approximately 3600km
  • The Olympics and World Cup (football) are the only two sports events bigger than the tour.
  • A television audience of over 3 billion watch the Tour de France ever year.
  • Over 188 countries round the world broadcast the tour.
  • 121 television channels relay the race.
  • There will be nine helicopters in the air at any one time.
  • 12 million spectators will watch along the route.
  • The (carnival) sponsors’ cavalcade will take 3 to 3.5 hours to process before the race.
  • People will be at the roadside for up to 6 hours before the race comes through.
  • 15-20% of visitors will be from abroad.
  • 94% of watchers are in family groups.

 

 

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