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Tour De France - Yorkshire


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#21 Ackroman

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

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

that's my neck of the woods.

 

Local campsite has 1500 tents booked in. We're expecting 20,000+ in and around the tubs (Tour organisers figures). Road closed from 6pm Friday but we're expecting severe problems from Wednesday evening onwards as most people are booked in from Thurs. We have a 3 day festival in Muker alongside the campsite at Usha Gap which has sold 3,000 tickets so the bottom end of the tubs (where I live) is going to be heaving.

 

Fortunately we have 4 police officers drafted in staying in a local hotel, so if there's a problem at least there's someone to wave their arms around.

 

What I can tell you is that you will not be allowed to park your car anywhere along the route so if you do park expect to be there a long time.


Edited by Ackroman, 28 June 2014 - 07:06 AM.


#22 guess who

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:54 AM

I will be watching it just outside Haworth. On Penistone hill.

#23 Severus

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:03 PM

Were going up Thursday for a cycling/music/food festival on the route. Riding the route on Friday and watching the two stages over the weekend. The roads will be a nightmare on Saturday and Sunday.

To those who don't think it's much of a spectacle, you are so wrong. Give it a go.
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#24 shaun mc

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

that's my neck of the woods.
 
Local campsite has 1500 tents booked in. We're expecting 20,000+ in and around the tubs (Tour organisers figures). Road closed from 6pm Friday but we're expecting severe problems from Wednesday evening onwards as most people are booked in from Thurs. We have a 3 day festival in Muker alongside the campsite at Usha Gap which has sold 3,000 tickets so the bottom end of the tubs (where I live) is going to be heaving.
 
Fortunately we have 4 police officers drafted in staying in a local hotel, so if there's a problem at least there's someone to wave their arms around.
 
What I can tell you is that you will not be allowed to park your car anywhere along the route so if you do park expect to be there a long time.


Thanks for the info
Can't get off work early on Friday or at all, so it may have to be a campsite - some are still offering places (unless there aren't up to date of course)
Had email from Hawes Auction Mart and they stil have parkng spaces, but have to be there before 6am
Sounded the wife out about sleeping a while in her estate car if its an overnight but not on a campsite - its a Passat and we aren't tall - but the reply was a no. Hmmm
The Muker Festival looks good and still has spaces
Weather looks as though it will turn downhill Thursday which will affect the decision whether we camp or not

#25 Just Browny

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Was in Liège in 2012 for the prologue. Great fun, really good event to be a part of and because they were doing a very short time trial around the city it made for good viewing and you got a good sense of the result/competition. Whether I'd be so excited about seeing them whizz past once when they've got 100 or 200 more miles to go, I'm less sure.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

Holme Moss for us two

Me too. Going up Saturday night and stopping about 2/3rds of the way up. Just me and a sleeping bag since camping is outlawed.

Going to Leeds in the morning and onwards to Holmfirth in the afternoon and trekking up the hill early evening.

if we miss each other when only a few yards away, I don't hold out much hope at weekend

Edited by clowesey, 30 June 2014 - 09:03 PM.


#27 Methven Hornet

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

You could always watch the stage as it sweeps into Lancashire - the junction of the A58 and B6138 at Blackstone Edge Reservoir - after the climb from Mytholmroyd (allegedly the longest continuous climb in England). The junction is a sharp bend which will slow the race down and allow plenty of time for viewing.
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#28 Methven Hornet

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

Tour de France in Littleborough
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#29 Wolford6

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

Great article

 

http://s.telegraph.c...solo/index.html


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#30 Futtocks

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

Seeing the name "Ken Russell" in the link made me wonder a bit!

 

Great story though.


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#31 amh

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

Me too. Going up Saturday night and stopping about 2/3rds of the way up. Just me and a sleeping bag since camping is outlawed.

Going to Leeds in the morning and onwards to Holmfirth in the afternoon and trekking up the hill early evening.

if we miss each other when only a few yards away, I don't hold out much hope at weekend

 

We're doing the same , so a group hug to keep warm is on the cards - I'll pm my mobile so we can make sure this time :)


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#32 Ullman

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:08 PM

Truck loads of equipment and support vehicles rolled into Hull this morning off the Zeebrugge ferry. They'd even brought the gendarmerie with them.

 

P&O are expecting large numbers of fans to arrive on the Zeebrugge and Rotterdam ferries over the next few days.

 

Apparently they are also expecting several grumpy Yorkshire folk heading in the opposite direction.


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#33 Severus

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

Just done the Costco shop for the weekend. Now I just have to work out how to fit that plus our 9 man tent, 6 chairs, three cool boxes, four rucksacks, bedding, three bikes, bike stand, tools etc into car. Getting a bit excited now.
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#34 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:21 PM

I was a bit miffed when the route was announced and it completely bypassed Bradford proper, now I count it as a blessing!

 

I hope it all goes well and everyone has a good time, but I'm absolutely at ease with it being far enough away that it shouldn't cause chaos and I can saunter to the Bulls in peace. Typical NIMBY. :biggrin:


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#35 Futtocks

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:27 PM

The Tour does cause traffic chaos, but by the very nature of the event, it doesn't last very long in one particular area.


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#36 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

Planning where to watch it tonight,if you see a bloke dressed as Obelix and a boy dressed as Asterix,come and say hello.
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#37 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

Truck loads of equipment and support vehicles rolled into Hull this morning off the Zeebrugge ferry. They'd even brought the gendarmerie with them.
 
P&O are expecting large numbers of fans to arrive on the Zeebrugge and Rotterdam ferries over the next few days.
 
Apparently they are also expecting several grumpy Yorkshire folk heading in the opposite direction.

Youngest got very excited last night when he saw the Astana team bus and mechanics van on the outskirts of Leeds.
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#38 Ullman

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:14 PM

Planning where to watch it tonight,if you see a bloke dressed as Obelix and a boy dressed as Asterix,come and say hello.

Marvellous

 

Youngest got very excited last night when he saw the Astana team bus and mechanics van on the outskirts of Leeds.

Getting exciting now innit?


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#39 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

Marvellous
 
Getting exciting now innit?

There's a real buzz about it all,Tour De France Soundtracks on repeat in the car!
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#40 Severus

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:09 AM

Car packed and about to set off for the campsite near Kilnsey. Will be watching stage 1 at Kidstone pass and stage 2 at Blubberhouses.
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