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King of the Dales: Le Tour comes to Yorkshire

Updated Thursday, 3rd July 2014

The world's most famous cycle race comes to one of England's most fascinating counties.

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The Black Prince in Leeds is ready for Le Tour Creative commons image Icon drgillybean under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license The Black Prince in Leeds is ready for the off... On July 4th, 2014, the Tour De France grand depart sees the race starting in Leeds. What better time for OpenLearn to celebrate cycling - and Yorkshire?

The tour leaves Leeds on July 4th - climbing into the Yorkshire Dales across Buttertub Pass and Grinton Moor before heading back down to Ripon and Harrogate.

The next day, it's York to Sheffield, via Hebden Bridge and a brief incursion into Derbyshire.

The third and final British stage on the 6th sees riders relocate to Cambridge, for a sprint to London.





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