I want to watch the Tour Sunday – just drive?
Only half of the country by the sounds of things. Every cycling related friend I have is going up. I will be riding my bike and watching some actual racing on the telly. If I hadn’t seen it before I would be going to tick it off the list but having stood around up an alpe for 6hrs+ to see a few seconds of cycling I don’t think I’ll bother. It’s not a spectator sport but it is a carnival for a few hours.Posted 3 years agoheadfirstMember
Driving up in the morning will be too late as roads start closing in the morning, unless you set off at 4am. Langsett north of Sheffield might be accessible?
I’m further north in Huddersfield and I’m going to Holme Moss where about 60,000 folk are expected!
EDIT: google says 2 hour drive for you to Langsett, so you can set off at 5am, maybe even 6am instead.Posted 3 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Tomorrow I shall be stepping out of my front door and… Even thinking of having breakfast in the middle of the dual carriageway.
Am ever so slightly giddy with excitement.
Oh, and drove out to Ilkley to watch it today. Well worth it. Yes the peleton flies by (and I nearly took them all out!) but the atmosphere is worth experiencing.Posted 3 years agoB.A.NanaMember
As Funk says, the roads I saw around the tour today were very quite, everyone came on the train or bike. It’s probably worth the risk, take bike(s) and see how near you can get before having to abandon the car. Even yesterday (the day before all the local road closures), when I expected the roads to be rammed with people getting in, it was very quite.Posted 3 years agomuddodgerMember
I watching it on’t telly,but part of me wishes I’d gone,but couldn’t justify the 30 seconds of colour, but 2 highlights made it for me.
1, at about 150km to go, during first little crash on an incline, someone dressed in black falling down a bank off the road.Posted 3 years ago
2, fat bloke in pink getting taken out by the shoulder of a passing cyclist at bout 45mph.
Managed to get there!
Drove to Sheffield at 1030, no traffic & arrived at 1250.
Road to Lancett but the police were
turning walkers and riders back as there were too many spectators.
Rode to High Bradfield and got a great view as riders approached from below.
Was knackered from riding flat out up hill…
Totally worth it and glad I tried.
All the stuff about being there the night before or a 4am start or camping lol
I must have been lucky and missed the traffic?!Posted 3 years ago
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