Le Tour

We are excited and proud that 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.

Yorkshire is the UK’s biggest county and home to some of Europe’s most stunning countryside and coastline. Our vibrant cities are complemented by pretty market towns. We believe the rich diversity of its scenery and the warm welcome you will receive really does make Yorkshire the greatest place on earth.

The Grand Depart will be a festival and a spectacle for fans and first timers alike. Yorkshire will rise to the occasion and give the riders, the teams and the race organisers a race to remember.

The route will take the cyclists directly through our beautiful town and we at Blazing Saddles can’t wait to be part of this incredible experience.