Le Grand Depart 5/6 July 2014
Addingham is at the Crossroads
The Tour Addingham - Official village site
Addingham info - Village information
Le Tour' Yorkshire - Official Yorkshire site
Le tour Guide - Independent expert guide
Accommodation Warning - all types of accommodation near the route are booking up fast.
flights available on Friday 4 July - Contact Jo Croft on 01943
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''Made in Yorkshire' video - must see!
Addingham village is in the unique position of having the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France coming here on both days - it is at the crossroads of the two Yorkshire stages.
This great event starts at Leeds on Saturday 5 July 2014, with Stage 1 going to Harewood, Pool, Otley, through Ilkley, along Addingham Mainstreet and Skipton Road on the way to Skipton, up to Buckden, Hawes, Reeth, Leyburn, Ripon and then to Harrogate for the night.
See the Stage 1 map HERE
The Stage 2 route on Sunday 6 July starts at York, to Harrogate and along the A59 to Bolton Bridge, down Bolton Road, along Addingham Mainstreet and Silsden Road to Silsden, Keighley, Huddersfield and on to the finish at Sheffield.
See the Stage 2 map HERE
Street map showing routes through village HERE
The Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, starts in Yorkshire in July 2014, following
Central to this is the Addingham Festival, 2014
Cavalcade ('Le Caravane')
Addingham bypass will be used as a public car park after being closed
to traffic at 5.30am on Satruday and 6.30am on Sunday, until 'mid
afternoon'. Car parks for residents will be set up so that the
village roads can be cleared.
In short - don't plan to move far on the Tour de France weekend!
Le Grand Depart (Official website)
Yes - The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in the world's greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.
It will be the first time Le Tour has visited the north of England having previously only made visits to the south coast and the capital. We guarantee it will be a festival and a spectacle for fans and first timers alike and are sure Yorkshire will rise to occasion and give the riders, the teams and the race organisers a Grand Départ to remember. Yorkshire is a world class county and it will deliver a world class event.
This is Yorkshire's moment to shine. Over 3 billion people watch Le Tour on television every year providing a wonderful advert for our county and hopefully it will prompt people who maybe haven't visited before or not been in a while to book a break to visit us.
This is undoubtedly Yorkshire's opportunity to welcome the world.
With the recent success of British riders, notably Chris Froome in 2013 and Bradley Wiggins becoming the first Briton to win Le Tour in 2012 shortly followed by a gold medal time trial performance in London, the popularity of cycling has never been higher. With that in mind it might be a good idea to think about booking your favourite Yorkshire hotel, bed and breakfast or campsite early to avoid disappointment!
Yorkshire is rightly proud to be able to say it will host the Tour de France. The county is a heartland of the sport and over the next few pages we celebrate Yorkshire's Grand Départ, Yorkshire's cycling champions, the county's iconic cycling landscapes and hopefully inspire more people to consider going uphill and down dale on two wheels in future.
After the Grand Départ in Yorkshire, On Monday 7 July, Stage 3 will take riders from Cambridge to Essex with a finish on The Mall in London.
Le Tour Facts
The Tour de France
covers approximately 3600km
Sir Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish in the 2012 Tour