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Tour de France 2014 Comes To Harrogate

You may of heard about a little bike ride happening in Yorkshire in 2014? Let’s get more specific, it starts Saturday 5th July 2014. Yes it’s the Tour De France Stage 1 starting in Leeds and finishing in Harrogate. This massive sporting event, especially for Yorkshire will see the riders start in Leeds and make their way through Harewood – Otley – Ilkley – Skipton – Kettlewell – Aysgarth – Hawes – Reeth – Leyburn – Ripon and stage 1 ends in Harrogate. The riders will be sprinting down the long straight to cross the finish line placed on Harrogate’s ‘Stray’, this straight will show us who is the first to wear the famous ‘Yellow Jersey’ of the 2014 Tour De France.

A quick rest and stage 2 starts on Sunday 6th July 2014. This stage starts in York and ends in Sheffield, this 200km ride passes through the quite town of Knaresborough. These riders pass through 8 towns till they hit the busy City of Sheffield.

Yorkshire is going to see an influx of an additional 2 million visitors to watch the Tour De France. This means every single room available in the towns the race passes through will be taken. There will be a surge of people arriving at Leeds Bradford airport, so you will need to book your travel arrangement’s in advance. Traveling around Yorkshire is going to be made difficult by the lay out of the course and the restrictions that go with it. To make your time in Yorkshire and Harrogate more enjoyable and relaxing you should book your airport pick-ups and drop-off’s for Leeds Bradford airport in advance.

You can book your travel to and from the airport with Oakdale Executive Chauffeurs. We will make your trip easy and stress free, we can get you to the places you need to be to watch the Tour De France stages around Yorkshire in a chauffeur driven car. You can be where you need to be without hiring a car, cramming the family and luggage in to it and making that stressful drive around the roads of Yorkshire.