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Tour de France Route Confirmed, Now Ride it!

22nd November 2013

Categories: News

The official Tour de France route has recently been confirmed at a buzzing press conference in Paris. Winding through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and traditional cobbled streets of the District, riders and spectators are sure to have a memorable experience. 

Now cyclists will be able to combine riding the first stage of the tour themselves with supporting cycling in the UK and a luxurious stay at the ‘Number One Hotel in the UK’, Harrogate’s own Rudding Park.

The team at Rudding Park have created the Ride le Route Experience, which will include a two night stay at the Hotel and local cyclists guiding them round the Stage 1 route. As part of the package cyclists will receive a goodie bag, an Altura yellow jersey, a bike check at Harrogate’s Specialised Concept Store, secure bike storage, a massage in the Spa and a screening of ‘The Tour, The Legend of the Race’ in Rudding Park’s Private Cinema.

The Ride le Route experience will also donate money to CTC, the National cycling Charity, which aims to make the UK a place where it is easy and safe for people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and income levels to cycle.

The route

Stage one of the tour will go from Leeds through Otley, Skipton, Buckden, Aysgarth, Reeth, Middleham, West Tanfield, Harrogate, Harewood, Ilkley, Kettlewell, Kidstones, Hawes, Leyburn, Masham and Ripon.

Click here to view the full 2014 route.

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Many Yorkshire towns have already begun preparations for the tour. Is your business planning something special for the Grand Depart? Get in touch and let us know, or add details for your event here!

Rudding Park

Story Update:  The tour de France route from 2014 remains signposted and is a popular route for many visiting cyclists.  The finish line from the Tour de France Stage One in 2014 will also feature as the finish line for the Tour de Yorkshire on 29th April 2017, and the Tour du Yorkshire women’s race which takes place on the same day!

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