Just as a FYI to riders local to ST Towers in Todmorden;
'Tour de Tod' is the working title for a series of events leading up to (and for) the Grand Depart in 2014, and is supporting Todmorden's next Skyride on Sunday 15th September. If you would like to find out more, here's the link: http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=24456
Disclaimer: Posting this as a member of ST staff, Singletrack as a company aren't directly involved in this. I'm serving as a PR person for the Tour de Tod group, using Singletrack as a route to raise awareness in the riding community.