It’s that time of year again – the biggest bike race in the world begins in the next few days and it starts in God’s Own County, Yorkshire.
Last year I was fortunate enough to travel to France to watch two stages of the Tour (see my previous blogs here) but this year I have a little less distance to travel as the stages come to York and pass close to my hometown, Northallerton.
Stage one will see us spectating from Aysgarth and then cycling a few miles to pick the race up as it passes through Leyburn, giving us a rare opportunity to see the riders twice. Stage two is going to be a more touristy affair – picnicking at York Racecourse for the start of the race then heading into the city to watch the action unfold with a few pints.
Hopefully the weather will hold out and the racing be everything I hope it is. From what I’ve seen in York already Yorkshire is ready to welcome the Tour and put itself on the world map when it comes to hosting the Grand Depart 2014. Allez Yorkshire.