This is on the BBC website today...so it must be true:
Route of the opening three stages of the 2014 Tour de France
Stage one - Saturday, 5 July
Leeds - Harewood - Otley - Ilkley - Skipton - Kettlewell - Aysgarth - Hawes - Reeth - Leyburn - Ripon - Harrogate
Stage two - Sunday, 6 July
York - Knaresborough - Silsden - Keighley - Haworth - Hebden Bridge - Elland - Huddersfield - Holmfirth - Sheffield
Stage three - Monday, 7 July
Cambridge - Epping Forest - the Olympic Park - the Mall
Because the BBC never gets anything wrong....
Mr Cake, they are indeed passing Cake manor...
Dave, is that becasue he's got the guys form justracing/Challenge Henley organising the road closures for Le Tour?? They won't be agreed till the week before
If it's in the papers it's true....
This is the most detailed map I have found. Looking forward for a bimble up Holme Moss from Glossop when it gets here.
Oh excellent. I'd go for Holme Moss too. Er - I wonder how many people it can take ???
There is a smallish car park at the top, but I guess the roads will be shut pretty early. Hopefully that should keep the numbers down a bit. Should get a few hundred lining the road: probably better to aim for the Holmfirth side (i.e. the up-side). They will be a complete blur on the way back down.
A few hundred ? You're going to get thousands. I've been there for the Tour of Britain and the Wincanton classic - there were hundreds there for that. Its gonna be gridlock even for bikes when the tour comes through.
True enough - get there early, I suppose. It comes towards the end of the day's stage, so I suppose the crowds will start building up early on. I guess the road up from Holmfirth will be pretty much lined the whole way.
Lets hope its a sunny day ! It'd be bleak up there today !
Last time in 2007, I'm trying to remember but we did the stage in Kent and I think the roads were closed and blocked off 4 or 5 hours before the event
Can't we get excited over this years event first tho ????
Champs Elysee, round the Arc de Triomph (1st time it's ever been closed) and fireworks all in the dark.. Plus of course Cav wins !
you been on the Guinness again Cake??
I'd forgotten about the evening finish at this years Tour. The print media must be looking forward to that.
Have a look at yorkshire.com. There's the routes for both stages on there, plus loads of other info. I've put my name down for volunteering, so may see you at Holme Moss!
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