The Grand Depart 2014 - The Tour de France in North Yorkshire
Harrogate is approx 50 miles from Stockton on Tees or one hours drive on the
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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 will be the first time Le Tour has visited the north of England having previously only made visits to the south coast and the capital. We guarantee it will be a festival and a spectacle for fans and first timers alike and are sure Yorkshire will rise to occasion and give the riders, the teams and the race organisers a Grand Départ to remember. Yorkshire is a world class county and it will deliver a world class event.
This is Yorkshire's moment to shine. Over 3 billion people watch Le Tour on television every year providing a wonderful advert for our county and hopefully it will prompt people who maybe haven't visited before or not been in a while to book a break to visit us.
This is undoubtedly Yorkshire's opportunity to welcome the world. Visit the official page at Yorkshire.com for more comprehensive details
Leeds to Harrogate
Starting in Leeds and finishing with a sprint into Harrogate, this stage also takes in the outstanding scenery and breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere of Yorkshire Dales.
York to Sheffield
A stage of ancient and modern, starting in York and finishing in Sheffield. This will definitely challenge the peloton with a blend of iconic climbs and countless, short, sharp climbs.
Cambridge to London
Stage 3 starts in Cambridge, passes through Essex and finishes in London on The Mall.
Why Visit Yorkshire ?
Yorkshire is the UK's biggest county and home to some of Europe's most stunning countryside and coastline. The famous rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and miles of glorious countryside including the North York Moors, the Wolds, and the Pennines are matched by the spectacular beauty of the coastline and some of the UK's most popular seaside resorts.