We all know that the Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire this year, with thousands of tourists lining the streets to get a glimpse of their cycling heroes.
If you’re coming to Yorkshire to watch this rare event, this blog post is for you! We’re going to give you 5 great Yorkshire places for you to watch the Tour de France!
With the demanding climbs, winding roads and steep descents, it’s hard to argue with watching the tour at Buttertubs Pass. Hosting the most difficult hills in Stage one, the action will slow down and overtakes will be limited. Nonetheless, Buttertubs Pass offers some great vantage points, giving you a chance to spot your favourite cyclists.
Ilkley’s Cow and Calf will be rammed on the first weekend of July. Again, steep hills and great vantage points put you in a perfect position to watch the race. Pelotons will form and the weak will fall on these demanding Yorkshire hills!
Jenkin Road, Sheffield
The huge gradients should be a test for all racers! It gives you great views and puts you within touching distance of the cyclists. Jenkin Road in Sheffield should separate the world class from the elite, and should be the beginning of the end to a potentially frantic, fast paced second stage.
The Jawbone, Sheffield
The Jawbone is only a small climb outside Sheffield City Centre, but just 16km away from the finishing of stage 2, the Jawbone could prove pivotal. The banking at the side of the road gives you a perfect view as the racers sweat and slog their way past you onto the finishing straight
Imagine the buzz when the world’s greatest sprint cyclist rides home to take victory at the end of the first stage in Harrogate. Mark Cavendish has admitted the adrenaline is already pumping at the thought of riding to victory in Harrogate, the hometown of his mother. With the first stage culminating in a sprint finish, there’s no reason why Cavendish can’t take home the first Yellow jersey of the tour.
Where will you be watching the Tour de France this year? Have you go any other places to watch the Tour de France?