Friday, 14 December 2012

Vive le Yorkshire!

Yorkshire has won the bid to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2014.

News that the "Back le Bid" campaign has been successful is terrific for Yorkshire.
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to stage the biggest annual sporting event in the world, in Yorkshire" commented Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity
"Two billion people watch Le Tour live on television every year and the Grand Départ, which is held outside of France every two years, is the most eagerly anticipated and widely publicised few days of the whole race" 
More details about Yorkshire’s Grand Départ will be revealed by Welcome to Yorkshire in January.

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(OK! You're right! I'm not likely to be in the lead peloton - but they just might tackle our local steep climb at Langbar!)