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#1 longboard

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Basic details of the routes for the stages of the Tour de France in 2014 have been announced. There are two stages in Yorkshire and one in the south.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ycling/21056721

Two stages conveniently close to home for some of us. :)

Edited by longboard, 17 January 2013 - 10:37 AM.


#2 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Basic details of the routes for the stages of the Tour de France in 2014 have been announced. There are two stages in Yorkshire and one in the south.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ycling/21056721

Two stages conveniently close to home for some of us. :)

Me too,looking forward to it.
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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

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#4 Wolford6

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

Great to see them go up the cobbled street in Haworth. Unfortunately one of the carparks (still?) belongs to one of Britain's keenest clampers.


http://www.tripadvis...re_England.html

Park in Keighley and take the train.

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#5 longboard

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

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Oprah said so.


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#6 longboard

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

It would be good if the route went in front of The George Hotel. If it's reopened that is............

#7 Severus

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Basic details of the routes for the stages of the Tour de France in 2014 have been announced. There are two stages in Yorkshire and one in the south.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ycling/21056721

Two stages conveniently close to home for some of us. :)

Excellent. We have a friend in Harrogate and Huddersfield is close enough to ride from home. Really looking forward to it.
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#8 gingerjon

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

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And a big fridge.
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#9 WearyRhino

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

A story that should be announcing the route for the The Grand Depart in Yorkshire somehow now becomes Tour to visit London Olympic Park and The Mall.

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#10 Severus

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

It would be good if the route went in front of The George Hotel. If it's reopened that is............

How would that work? Last time I went to Huddersfield the area in front of the George is hardly suitable for a bike race.
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#11 WearyRhino

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

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#12 gingerjon

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

A story that should be announcing the route for the The Grand Depart in Yorkshire somehow now becomes Tour to visit London Olympic Park and The Mall.


They've already covered that Yorkshire will host the kick off. That a route will go through bits of London is, I think, new news.
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#13 gazza77

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Excellent. Will pass about a mile from my house, as it will be covering a fair part of my daily commute. :)

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#14 JohnM

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

Great news..It will show the world what'll happen to them if they don't behave!!


Seriously, Holme Moss might be a tad crowded that day!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Which means all the roads will be closed by the French Police
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#16 Futtocks

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

And a big fridge.


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#17 WearyRhino

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Celebrity Masterchef it is, then.


Dancing on 'Ice' - as that's the one drug he's not tried yet.

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#18 Severus

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Someone has googlemapped potential routes for these stages.

Day 1: https://maps.google....=m&z=9&lci=bike

Day 2: https://maps.google....m&z=10&lci=bike
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#19 gazza77

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

Someone has googlemapped potential routes for these stages.

Day 1: https://maps.google....=m&z=9&lci=bike

Day 2: https://maps.google....m&z=10&lci=bike


Not sure how accurate that is, at least for day 2, as it's supposed to be heading up Cragg Vale (the longest continous ascent in England) which is missed completely on that map.

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#20 Wolford6

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

Not sure how accurate that is, at least for day 2, as it's supposed to be heading up Cragg Vale (the longest continous ascent in England) which is missed completely on that map.


Probably go down Peckett Well into Hebden Bridge, up Cragg Vale to the Blackstone Edge reservoir, then turn left through Ripponden and Greetland to Elland.

Hope it's a nice day otherwise the peleton could be blown to pieces ... wind / steep slippery roads / stone walls.

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