TdF Grand Depart – Where will you be stood?

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  • B.A.Nana
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    Somewhere near Skipton? Gonna ride up the Leeds-Liverpool – is this a good plan? Anyone want to join me and a mate [if he’s free] riding from Bradford. We’ll not be in a great hurry
    Is there an ETA for Skipton?
    Around 12.30 to 1.00 for the riders and Caravane about 10.50

    Hoping to do Skipton too along Leeds/Liverpool but setting off from Leeds
    The canal is reserved for people trying to get to work in Skipton, please find another route, thanks. πŸ˜‰

    jfletch
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    Stage 1 = Biking from a place to dump the car to Otley then Harrogate and then back to the car
    Stage 2 = Le Cote de Bradfield with the family and 40 other people from my village.

    Can not wait.

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    Stage 1 Buttertubs

    Going to ride to it form Caton (Mate lives there)

    hora
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    Huddersfield town centre (well the ringroad). Classy me. 8)

    headfirst
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    Stage 1 Leeds, getting train in early
    Stage 2 Cote de Holme Moss, bien sur mon cherie! Me, my mate +59,998 others, magnifique mes petit pois!!!!!

    cat69uk
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    Heading down this evening, camping at Low Row just west of Reeth, with the family. Pesky rain….

    If all goes to plan, (it won’t)…

    Saturday Harewood area and then at the end Harrogate or near it?

    Sunday (depends how Saturday goes)

    Holme Moss, if my legs can take me there?

    If not, Sheffield, that Jenkin rd climb of doom!!!

    Are there places in Sheffield/Leeds to lock up bikes?

    I’ll be on my road bike, yellow Coppi, keep em peeled… πŸ˜€

    hjghg5
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    Day 1 – tourmaker at Scott hall road fan park

    Day 2 – cote d’oxenhope moor

    Day 3 – off work but sleeping it off/watching TV rather than heading down south.

    I’m in Leeds for the start – no idea where, the general throng probably.

    Train across to Harrogate – again, general crowd milling / trying to get on TV.

    I also posted because it was stuck on 88 posts 😯

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    Stage 4 – a 4th cat climb near Ypres whilst sipping belgian beer
    Stage 5 – just after the depart as they roll right past our campsite, then a quick ride down to the 2nd last pave 15k from the finish, whilst sipping belgian beer.
    Stage 6 – probably watch the depart from a bar whilst – you guessed it – sipping belgian beer

    πŸ˜€

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    Otley on Sat, bottom of the run down to West Vale, Elland on Sun (probably)

    Forecast doesn’t look brilliant for the weekend, which is a shame given the wall to wall sunshine we’ve had recently

    cste
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    Day 1: Riding through Skipton, and following Le route up to Buckden to hopefully get a good spot on Cote de cray.

    Day 2: Family up to Haworth nice and early to try and bag a good spot on Penistone hill above Stanbury reservoir.

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    Stage 1 – buttertubs

    Stage 2 – rochdale end of cragg vale

    Stage 3 – Nans funeral that day πŸ™ so watching later on TV

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that the Woodhead/Holmemoss and Glossop roads will be closed to cars from 6am!

    They’ve a load of buses ferrying folk in, so it’s that or on ya push irons..;)

    Red

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    Every road the tour touches is closed from 6am at the latest with some very very limited crossing points open.

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    Anyone know how chaotic Leeds City centre is yet?!

    hora
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    Anyone know the ‘exact’ timings that the Peloton will be passing through certain parts tomorrow?

    Jamie
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    Anyone know how chaotic Leeds City centre is yet?!

    http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/millenniumcam.aspx

    FunkyDunc
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    Harrogate traffic last night was the lightest I have ever seen it.

    We are leaving for ilkley very soon… Could be fun!

    allthepies
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    Mike wrote:

    Anyone know the ‘exact’ timings that the Peloton will be passing through certain parts tomorrow?

    http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/stage-2.html

    Click on Time schedule tab about half way down page.

    hora
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    Eeeee French Police on motorbikes. That’ll be a sight!

    Headrow is rammed. 6 to 10 deep on the barriers. You need to head half a mile up the course to get good spot. I’m round the corner on the A61 by Pratt’s furniture shop. Fantastic atmosphere. First wave of caravan has been through, more to come.

    MrSmith
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    How many of those in the central Leeds crowd realise it’s just a slow roll-out and neutralised? I bet some are expecting some mad dash sprint and balls-out racing πŸ˜†

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    *waves at midlifecrashes*

    Further up myself; sun beating down now πŸ˜€

    mickmcd
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    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19345115

    tomorrow

    already seen 2 RTA’s and a load of mamils binning it on the corner since they resurfaced it, im not sure if folks think this road is closed but flying down it on the wrong side? well you wouldn’t do it on any other mode of transport

    its a bit of a melting pot At the mo as everyone is trying to ride the route beforehand and lots of cyclists and cars isnt mixing

    B.A.Nana
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    Somewhere north of Skipton, just got a bo11ocking off a gendarmerie.

    number18
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    Everyone keeps saying roads are closed from 0600 tomorrow. This link to Kirklees council website says 0730. Is this link wrong?

    Kirklees council road closures le tour

    number18
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    Just spoke to the council. Roads will be closed by 0730, but due to the time it takes to prepare this might be slightly sooner.

    hora
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    Really? Off a French officer?? πŸ™‚

    Caravan just arriving at Chevin Cycles, Harrogate now. Town centre and fan zones full. Space to see it from 1.5 km out from finish.

    *waves back from under my new polka dot hat*

    Gary_C
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    Just back home after spectating just along the road at the top of the ‘Col de Cray’/Kidstones. The place was absolutely jam-packed with spectators, but we found a good vantage point at the roadside a bit further along the road from the hordes.

    A bloody good day out which included a 41mile mtb ride there & back.

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    As I southerner, I have to say ‘Well done Yorkshire’
    On the TV it looked amazing. The crowds, the weather, the scenery, everything.
    Shame about the finish!

    ton
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    spent the morning on the start line in leeds, then supping magic spanner for a few hours watching rollapolluza, then watched the finish on the huge screen in briggate.

    awesome day……. 8)

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    Buttertubs


    Part of Caravan

    Jens out on his own

    Fantastic day. despite the gradient they were gone in no time, best part was the support vehicles stopping on the hill and the drivers not having a clue how to do a hill start. Entertainment all day long that. The smell of burning clutch was constant 😯

    hora
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    Wow I bet the French watching on tv thought wow les roast beoufs LIKE cycling. Weird.

    TiRed
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    Was sat in front of the projector for the depart, then left to race my own Tour de Fowlmead# E123, before returning for the highlights. Prudhomme will have been delighted with the crowds today. I’m sure he’ll be keen to bring the TdF back to the UK again ASAP.

    #Crowds were a little smaller. I believe three is a crowd πŸ˜‰

    tinribz
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    Did the park and ride to Reeth. Amazing to see hundreds of people all ages and sizes, mtbs, road, trikes & tandoms cycling the last 10 miles / 1000ft over the moors to the route.

    Great views and brilliant atmosphere.

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    Managed to get up Buttertubs, it was mental !!!

    Great day

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