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  • jota180
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    I’m just hoping for a good dollop of some nice new, smooth Tarmac on the Southern edge of the NYM

    mefty
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    Yorkshire are reportedly paying £4 million to host plus they have obviously done a good job of lobbying – well done them.

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    Aye, but are the’ tough enough for Yorkshire like?

    MrSmith
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    Why are the BBC using hackneyed stereotypes of flat caps on the homepage when most northerners wear market knockoff designer jeans (with too many superfluous pockets) and white trainers?

    Was this the only thing to come out of the 2 day EU summit? If so, they have gone up in my estimations.

    belugabob
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    Those bikes will be tricky to handle with a basket of Hovis on the front…

    Top news for Yorkshire folk – line the roads guys, and show them how much we like cycling too.

    jota180
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    Those bikes will be tricky to handle with a basket of Hovis on the front…

    That ad was filmed in Dorset

    /pedant

    Er, yes, been to Yorkshire and ridden there too. Not as much as a local lad would but aye, I have. There’s a bit of a difference in scale here.. Yorks is bonny and has a great many really sharp little climbs but it just can’t match up to the scale of the challenge that a snow roads tour in the eastern Highlands would be. I’m certain that the planners will come up with a stonking route both for the riders and spectators but if you want to showcase the best riding that the UK has to offer, surely it would be better to come to somewhere with some big hills and some wilderness to cross.
    And I don’t think anyone would try to compare Leeds with Edinburgh!

    hjghg5
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    I’m stupidly excited, given that I live in Leeds.

    But I bought a copy of the YEP on the way home from my work Christmas party and there’s not a mention of it. Not a great start… (unless I’m too pissed and have missed it!)

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    2013 Tour de France?

    scuttler
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    The E in YEP disappeared years ago.

    My biggest fear listening to the tourism bods is it will go North and East from Leeds and they won’t go over Holme Moss cos then they go into Derbyshire. Nowt to do with the fact that I live in the Holme Valley. If it does come over I nominate an alpe d’huez style dutch corner on the big right hander.

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    If they don’t do the Col De Moss I shall be deeply* disappointed.

    If it does come over I nominate an alpe d’huez style dutch corner on the big right hander.

    Yorkshire corner, smashing! I’m in, I’ll bring me flat cap.

    * Slightly; it’s going to be ace no matter what.

    Should draw great crowds. And hills are really nice. I might come up. Get the kettle on.

    dyl
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    Pretty sure that photo has Win Hill in the distance, and is probably taken from somewhere between Derwent and Strines, so in Derbyshire, but only just.

    Not that that has anything to do with anything.

    hora
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    Its going through Hudds. The heart of Yorkshire.

    Get in.

    belugabob
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    Those bikes will be tricky to handle with a basket of Hovis on the front…

    That ad was filmed in Dorset /pedant[/quote]

    Aye Lad, but the accents were reet grand!

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    Well I hope the police don’t manage to fook up the road closures like they did on the towton Yorkshire stage of
    the tour of Britain

    But I’m pleased they got it will be good 😉

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    Pretty sure that photo has Win Hill in the distance, and is probably taken from somewhere between Derwent and Strines, so in Derbyshire, but only just.

    Not that that has anything to do with anything.

    Looks like Dovestone Tor – I think that’s Ladybower reservoir in the distance

    Premier Icon stratman
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    Pretty sure that photo has Win Hill in the distance, and is probably taken from somewhere between Derwent and Strines, so in Derbyshire, but only just.

    Not that that has anything to do with anything.

    Looks like Dovestone Tor – I think that’s Ladybower reservoir in the distance

    Double post – sorry

    fatboyslo
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    mintimperial – Member
    If they don’t do the Col De Moss I shall be deeply* disappointed.

    If it does come over I nominate an alpe d’huez style dutch corner on the big right hander.
    Yorkshire corner, smashing! I’m in, I’ll bring me flat cap.

    * Slightly; it’s going to be ace no matter what.

    ” Col de Moss ” 😀

    Like that one .. and a Yorkie corner … I’ll bring mi flag ! White Rose that is

    Am pretty sure I recall rumours of the Moss being on stage 2 when the idea was first made public….

    Day 1 = North West out of Leeds … Tour du Dales .. over the NY moors with sprint finish in either Brid or Scarborough

    Day 2 = York start … skirt north of Leeds / Bradford area ( Cow n Calf ? ) … into southern dales, up Holme Moss and round to a Sheffield finish

    Not quite your typical flat start to the tour but day 1 for the sprinters or long distance solo off the top of Sutton Bank ? and day 2 for a break away / solo finish should make for a couple of crackin days out

    Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, im Daarsett

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