Tour de France comes to Yorkshire!

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December 14, 2012 at 10:00

After the huge success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the UK will host another of the world’s greatest sporting events in 2014 when the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire!

In less than two years time, Leeds will play host to the Grand Départ, the starting two days of the Tour de France to be held on 5th and 6th July 2014, bringing the iconic race to the north of England for the first time in its history.

A festival of cycling and the arts is planned to coincide with the arrival of the Tour which is Yorkshire’s chance to welcome the world and showcase everything that this great county has to offer for visitors from across the world.

Yorkshire is a region of outstanding beauty, with breathtaking landscapes, exciting cities, quaint towns and a stunning coastline all offering something unique and authentic Yorkshire for visitors. Whilst Leeds itself is England’s 3rd largest city renowned for its quality shopping, nightlife and culture. Key Leeds locations along the Grand Départ route include Leeds Town Hall, The Royal Armouries, The Corn Exchange and the new Leeds Arena, due to open in 2013.

With Leeds Bradford Airport as our HQ, is excited and proud to welcome the Tour de France to Leeds with flights available from 45 destinations for those looking to come to Leeds and soak up the Grand Départ atmosphere, where we hope another British rider can repeat the success of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France win this year.

Be sure to visit closer to the time to book your flights to come see this famous race in Yorkshire!