Tour de France in the Dales
The first two stages of the world's greatest and most famous road cycling race, the Tour de France, will be visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park in July 2014.
There is tremendous excitement about the Tour coming to the Yorkshire Dales - it will give thousands of visitors who come to watch a chance to see world class cycling in a world class landscape. It will also showcase the National Park to the world, not least the great opportunities on offer for people of all abilities to explore the area by bike at a rather more leisurely pace than the Tour de France riders will set.
The bid to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire was led by Welcome to Yorkshire, and we would like to thank and congratulate them for their hard work and vision in securing the event.
If you are planning on visiting the Dales to see the race you should really be thinking about your arrangements. As the big event gets closer we will be updating these pages with everything you need to know about the best way to see the race. If we can't provide the actual answers we will provide links to other sites where you can get the information.
We have organised our frequently asked questions about Le Tour's visit into the following categories:
- General information
- Staying in the Dales for the race
- On the day - roads and parking
- On the day - where and when
- Getting involved
- Keeping up to date
If you have any questions or would like to receive updates about the Tour de France, please email email@example.com. We will put you on the circulation list for our newsletter, the first edition of which was published in November 2013.
Taking advantage of Le Tour's visit
The Tour de France will bring many visitors and huge financial benefits to our region. If you are a local resident, landowner or business in the Yorkshire Dales, you can take advantage of the many opportunities that Le Tour will bring.
We have put together a series of factsheets, frequently asked questions and other information to help you maximise these opportunities. See our Le Tour page for more details.