- Got any plans to see the TDF in Yorshire ?
Just trying to organise a trip to see the first two days of the tour was thinking veiwing at Ilkley on stage 1 and Holmfirth on stage 2. Was hoping to get a B and B about 20 miles from each location, but all I can find is a large hotel on A1 in Wakey with vacancies ,so far ( still looking )
I have a back up plan of my BIL’s front room or camping in his garden in Horbury if all else fails.
Anybody got any plans better than my half baked efforts ?Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
I live 200 yards from the route, so to make things interesting, I’m going to go somewhere completely different to watch. Apparently a lot of the route in my town is going to be closed from 5am on race day, so some planning will be needed, probably a bivvy behind a wall.Posted 4 years ago
bspoked – Member
Where will Stage 2 be won (break away apart)? On Holme Moss? Or do you think the peleton will hold together?
I will hopefully be at Holme Moss to see 😀 my best guess is the breakaway will be caught at the the top and bring the Peleton back together after the climb.Posted 4 years ago
richpips – Member
Holmfirth will be an absolute nightmare. Loads of people will be hoping to get too Holme Moss.
Your Probably right, My other thought was watching the start but that will be even more mobbed ? I remember many many moons ago watching the Tour of Britain Finish ( The year Max Sciandri won, 1992 ?) in Leeds and it was mobbed then it will be much worse this timePosted 4 years agocrikeyMember
Cragg Vale, Ripponden Bank, Holme Moss and so on will be 5 deep all the way up.
The Kellogs Tour and the Leeds/Wincanton Classic used to see big crowds back in the day, but now cycling has got popular all the climbs will be packed.
I think it will surprise some folk how quickly the hills are climbed, so don’t count on seeing much for long.
There are places to see them which won’t be too bad, but I’m not saying where or how to get there… 😉Posted 4 years agoB.A.NanaMember
From the websitePosted 4 years ago
Are the roads going to be closed for walkers and cyclists?
The roads usually remain open for walkers and cyclists long after they have been shut to motor vehicles, but you still have to be in position some time before the riders are due because it is preceded by the Tour Caravan.jekkylMember
We’re all at a distinct advantage over all the fatties who intend to drive out to see it because we all cycle offroad (well some of us 😉 ) it shouldn’t be too hard to find a nice route where you could cycle out from somewhere else a few miles away, sit on a grassy bank with some cake, watch the riders pass by then cycle back.Posted 4 years agofatboysloMember
Living in Harrogate I plan on riding to Pool to see the early part of stage 1, then ride back home before seeing them go up Ripon Road on the way to the finish.Posted 4 years ago
For stage 2 I think I’ll go to the top of Kex Gill (blubberhouses ) , ride home to watch the finish on tele before getting the train to London for stage 3 finish on MondaytroutSubscriber
Tour goes within 2 miles first day and half a mile from my house second day .
southern relations have booked our spare rooms so will walk or cycle somewhere to see them both days as driving will be out of the question
I expect all the back roads to be gridlocked each day .
loads of campsites advertising along the route this one I can see from home
was talking to the guy in charge the other day and there will be big screens up and live bands performing so will pop down there after they have whizzed past and partake in a few bevvies and soak up the atmosphere
SimmyPosted 4 years ago
it will be chaos with roads closed for upto 8 hours
you will need to be there the day before on all the big climbstroutSubscriber
£12.50 each per night per person if there are four sharing. dont sound too bad to me .
but yes there will be folks making hay for this one off event.
never having seen a tour stage live I do believe its not just the riders flashing past. there is also the caravan in front. and at he rear . and cheaper than going to,france to see itPosted 4 years ago
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