2nd January 2013

Yorkshire "Leeds" the way for the 2014 Tour de France cycle race!

After a spectacular performance in the 2012 Olympics the U.K has managed to secure the winning bid to host the start of the 2014 Tour de France race from Leeds in July 2014. This accolade has been achieved greatly due to our very own Bradley Wiggins and team and will bring a welcome boost to our economy.

Following the outstanding successes of our cyclists in this years 2012 Olympics the Yorkshire bid was chosen as the venue for the ‘Grand Depart', and will be bringing the honour back to Britain for the first time in 7 years. This will be the 101st anniversary of the race and will provide an amazing event for the county of Yorkshire to prepare for and celebrate on July 5th 2014. Making their way down the country to London will then see the cyclists depart for France where the main race will continue to its final destination. Organisers will meet to confirm the actual routes and event details later this month and will make the details public on 17th January. Thousands of visitors and spectators are expected to bring Yorkshire to life as this exciting event unfolds and this will certainly be a great boost for the area and a cause for celebration for the whole country. Cycling is becoming one of the most popular outdoor sports and Yorkshire has endless places to come and take advantage of purpose built tracks and trails for all ages and abilities - maybe even do some training for the next big event!.

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