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#1 JohnM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

see http://www.bbc.co.uk...ycling/20724621


Leeds in Yorkshire will host the start of the 2014 Tour de France, before heading to London for a stage finish.
The county will host racing on 5 and 6 July before the Tour moves south for a third stage, finishing in London.

Right in the middle of our season. Maybe it will coincide with a SuperLeague local derby such as Fax v Fev Leeds v Bradford

Edited by JohnM, 14 December 2012 - 11:11 AM.


#2 Mister C

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Surely we can arrange Wiggins Wigan to be away at Leeds?

#3 Wolford6

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

I think the original proposal was to start in Scarborough and travel via the Dales and Pennines to Leeds.

They were also going to go through Burnley and Rochdale but the organisers thought that a 28-mile pave section was too long.
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#4 Severus

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

Great news.
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#5 westhuller

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I know they are trying to get a stage to come over the Humber Bridge.

#6 gingerjon

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

Can they put the test match on in Headingley then so that the good people of Yorkshire can have some real sport to watch instead?
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#7 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

They were also going to go through Burnley and Rochdale but the organisers thought that a 28-mile pave section was too long.
B)

You are a card !!! :)

The fans love pave - I can see Wiggins piling down Packer Street near the town hall and then up and over Rooley Moor Road before descending into Rawtenstall.
Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#8 Severus

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Can they put the test match on in Headingley then so that the good people of Yorkshire can have some real sport to watch instead?

ooo get her
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#9 Bleep1673

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Clogs and flat caps will be required to be worn by all competitors on these Stages :D :D :D
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#10 Ullman

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

Clogs and flat caps will be required to be worn by all competitors on these Stages :D :D :D

Time bonuses for the first rider to bring back a Hovis from t' shops.

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#11 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Cycling apparently is becoming quite popular
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
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#12 Ullman

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

I know they are trying to get a stage to come over the Humber Bridge.

It was certainly mentioned at the time of the bid but the route hadn't been decided upon. I wouldn't imagine it has been yet.

Would they have to stop halfway and turn back before they got to the Lincolnshire end? Will they have to use the cycle path? If not there could be a huge stack up while the riders at the front try to find some change for the toll.

It's a logistical nightmare.

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#13 Futtocks

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

Ah, the traditional Leeds-sur-Aire stage, eh?

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#14 Ullman

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

The merchandising machine is in overdrive

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#15 Severus

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

The merchandising machine is in overdrive

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:D saw these in Evans a few weeks ago. Would be tempted but I'm not fast enough to be that brazen.
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#16 Ullman

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

:D saw these in Evans a few weeks ago. Would be tempted but I'm not fast enough to be that brazen.

Yeah, throwing down the gauntlet can turn out badly :)

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#17 T-Dub

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

They were also going to go through Burnley and Rochdale but the organisers thought that a 28-mile pave section was too long.
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#18 Wolford6

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:41 AM

Some good articles in this online mag ... produced by James Brown who founded Loaded.


http://www.sabotaget...e-to-yorkshire/

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#19 PC

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

Yorkshire Cycling Jersey

#20 Wolford6

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

http://www.jejamescy...ersey-55016.jpg

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