The Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire
Contrary to popular belief, football, namely the World Cup in Brazil, is not the only event on the calendar that we will have our eyes glued to this summer.
The world’s biggest cycling event is set to descend on Yorkshire as the Tour de France comes to our very own region. The roads of Yorkshire will host the first stage of the 101st tour, which starts in Leeds and finishes in Harrogate on 5 July, covering a distance of 190km. The event is will sweep into Sheffield during the second, slightly longer stage on 6 July, which will leave from York and cover a distance of 200km.
The riders will then race from Cambridge to London finishing at The Mall, prior to the French stages on July 7 2014, covering a distance of 159km.
This is the first time the race has been in the UK since 2007, when it started in London.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, we have taken a slight deviation from our traditional focus on the beautiful game.
We have paid tribute to one of the UK's great pioneers and true icons of road cycling – Tom Simpson. The design is a poignant homage, to the tragic circumstances that surrounded his untimely death in 1967,
It is an acknowledgement of his legacy, and the reason why thousands of cyclists make the pilgrimage each year to visit the memorial, which marks the spot where he died.
‘Tom Simpson – Ascension '67' is now available to purchase - online and instore.
- March 26, 2014
- Rudi Boutinaud