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#1 shaun mc

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

Am thinking of going to see this at some point - probably the Saturday stage

Trying to get an idea of how large an event it actually going to be and whats the likelihood of just being able to turn up to any point on the stage. Signs have gone up on the M6 stating long delays east over the 2 days

Think Skipton will be busy as its possible to base yourself there for 2 nights and see both the Saturday and Sunday stages

Was thinking of trying to get to one of the climbs on Saturday - where's best? 

 



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:56 PM

Staying in Holmfirth over that weekend, accommodation arranged six months ago. probably watching in Thongsbridge. Many roads will be closed -see local press for details. Vehicular travel near route will be virtually impossible and long walk will be the order of the day. Organisers expecting spectators in Holme valley to number hundreds of thousands.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:43 PM

Let's see if I've got this right.
Your proposing to go and stand on the side of the road to watch a group of men go cycling past you in brightly coloured Lycra?
You are going to travel X distance to watch 30 seconds worth of cyclists huff and puff past you?
Mmmm"...........seems strange to me. Still everyone to their own.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:07 PM

Let's see if I've got this right.
Your proposing to go and stand on the side of the road to watch a group of men go cycling past you in brightly coloured Lycra?
You are going to travel X distance to watch 30 seconds worth of cyclists huff and puff past you?
Mmmm"...........seems strange to me. Still everyone to their own.

It's not much of a spectator sport but it's not 30 seconds. I saw part of a stage yonks ago in France and it took over an hour for everyone to come past.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:48 PM

I'll be in Harrogate for stage one and Silsden for stage two

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

Pubs are open at seven in Leeds on the saturday

#7 shaun mc

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:49 PM

Anyone thinking of going up to the top of Buttertubs Pass?
Its a decent climb so should be a good spectacle at the top
Now looking for ways to get in there with the wife and dog in tow. Could be an early start and a long walk in.
Have emailed a couple of farms that are offering parking

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

Holme Moss for us two


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

Seeing as I can't be arsed googling it, can anyone tell me if it is going near Sowerby Bridge on Saturday 5th July? I have to work that day and don't want to get caught out. Ta



#10 JohnM

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:15 PM

Holme Moss for us two


Set off after Saturdays game then, if what I am being told is right. We're going to the game, then to Holmfirth overnight...but it's a long walk to the top!

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:24 PM

Staying in Holmfirth over that weekend, accommodation arranged six months ago. probably watching in Thongsbridge. Many roads will be closed -see local press for details. Vehicular travel near route will be virtually impossible and long walk will be the order of the day. Organisers expecting spectators in Holme valley to number hundreds of thousands.

 

Apparently it is expected there will be c. 60,000 spectators on Holme Moss.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:30 AM

I postponed my visit home because of this event.Not that I have anything against the tour , I just think my home town will be a bit congested for a few days
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
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#13 JohnM

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:05 AM

Apparently it is expected there will be c. 60,000 spectators on Holme Moss.


60,002 since AMH has said they are going there.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:07 AM

60,002 since AMH has said they are going there.

 

We're doing similar to you - the game then hoping his lad will give us a lift up there at some ungodly hour - beer blanket and 60,000 bodies to keep us warm - we're not paying the prices they're charging to camp on official sites. 


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

We're staying with friends ( yes, I know, but it's true!) next door to where we used to live..ex Head of Greenhead College years ago. He tells us of many road closures in the Valley ...suggests parking well up on greenfield road and walking across! Examiner publishes details of road closures, it seems.

#16 JohnM

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:30 AM

http://www.examiner....re-2014-7320218

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

Apparently it is expected there will be c. 60,000 spectators on Holme Moss.

Which is one reason we won't be joining them. Done the whole waiting for hours on an Alpine pass thing. We're off to the spectator hub in Sheffield on the Sunday.

 

The climb up Jenkin Road in Sheffield could be interesting. The gradient maxes out at 33%. Might not be a lot of room on the pavement for spectators though.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:56 PM

Seeing as I can't be arsed googling it, can anyone tell me if it is going near Sowerby Bridge on Saturday 5th July? I have to work that day and don't want to get caught out. Ta

 

No it isn't, though roads in the area are likely to be very busy and will be closed at 6.30am Sunday morning.

 

I'm planning on walking up to somewhere around the top of Cock Hill (between Oxenhope & Hebden Bridge) to watch, as it means I won't need to consider trying to move the car.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:28 PM

Also thinking of taking my alu step ladders....seriously!

So I can see over folks in front and I can sit on the platform.

Edited by JohnM, 27 June 2014 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:50 AM

double post

Edited by JohnM, 28 June 2014 - 05:54 AM.