Yorkshire Grand Depart Tour de France 2014
- 3 billion people watching worldwide
- 15 million spectators along the route
- 3600 kilometres (km) covered
- 2200 vehicles involved
- 2000 journalists from 35 countries
- 365 days to go
- 200 riders taking part
- 190km of riding in Yorkshire
- 188 viewing countries
- 23.5km of caravanne
- 22 teams competing
- 9 helicopters covering from the air
- 3 stages in the UK
- 2 stages in Yorkshire
- One chance to see the Tour de France in Leeds.
Where will you be on Saturday 5 July 2014?
The one year countdown has begun to Leeds hosting the start of the 2014 Tour de France – the world’s largest annual sporting event.
To see a map of the route of Stage 1, including Leeds, visit the Documents section of this page.
Further information and updates will be posted on this page as the countdown to the Tour de France 2014 continues. Please keep revisiting for new information.
For general information on Le Tour Yorkshire, this year’s Tour de France and local cycling initiatives in Leeds through Sky Ride Local and go:cycling use the External links section of this page.
If you are interested in volunteering as Tour Maker, please visit the Le Tour Yorkshire website.
Hosting the 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire enables us to leave a lasting legacy for cycling in Leeds. Our shared regional legacy plan, ‘Get Yorkshire Cycling’ has the vision for Leeds and the region “to be recognised as a great region for safe cycling, inspiring more people to cycle more often”.
The key objectives are:
- every person in Yorkshire and the Humber to have access to a cycle and cycling proficiency training;
- development of a regional cycle hire scheme;
- all ages and abilities especially young people and families, have access to skills, equipment and safe roads to enable them to get cycling;
- every large scale employer will have a travel plan tied into their Corporate Social Responsibilities; and
- an increase in female to male cycling ratios from 20/70 to well above the national average, with a further aim of mirroring York’s ratio of 50/50 female to male cycling.