The Grand Départ of the Tour de France comes to Bronte Country

The Tour de France in Haworth

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The Grand Départ of the 101st Tour de France took place in the historic county of Yorkshire over the weekend of the 5th and the 6th July 2014.

The cyclists started out from Leeds on Saturday 5th July 2014 and travelled through Ilkley, Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales to finish the first day in Harrogate.

On Sunday 6th July 2014 the race began in York and again passed through part of the Yorkshire Dales region (this time riding from Harrogate through Blubberhouses and Silsden) before descending in to the Aire Valley and Bronte Country where the cyclists passed through Keighley, Haworth, Stanbury, Oxenhope, Hebden Bridge, Ripponden, Huddersfield and Holmfirth, before ascending Holme Moss and travelling on through the northern reaches of the Peak District and South Yorkshire to end the second day in Sheffield.

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