Le Tour comes to Barnsley
Le Tour comes to Barnsley
Tour de France confirms Stage 2 route through Barnsley
On Sunday, 6 July 2014 the passion and excitement of the Tour de France comes to Barnsley as the route travels through parts of the borough on the second stage of the Grand Depart 2014.
The route was revealed at a press conference in Paris earlier today, where all the stages of the 2014 Tour have been announced to the teams, dignitaries and media.
Entering Barnsley from the A6024 Woodhead and Peak District area, the peloton will ride past Salter’s Brook Bridge, over the Flouch roundabout, through Langsett on the A616, and leaves the Barnsley borough at Midhopestones, travelling on to Sheffield, where Stage 2 will finish. An interactive map of the Barnsley route can be accessed here. Please tick the box to display the route.
Over the next few months, Barnsley Council will be working with a variety of organisations, businesses, cycling clubs and communities to ensure anyone coming to Barnsley to be a part of the Tour de France has the best experience possible.
In the build up to the arrival of the Tour, detailed information will be given to residents, businesses and visitors regarding the impact of the race on Barnsley. This will be made available online at www.visit-barnsley as well as through media releases, leaflets and updates via the council’s Facebook (barnsleycouncil) and Twitter (@barnsleycouncil) feeds.
Christian Prudhomme, director of Le Tour, said: “We are excited to take Le Tour back to Britain again. I know the Grand Départ in Yorkshire will be visually stunning and technically challenging and the third stage from the cycling city of Cambridge to the historic heart of London will provide a fitting finale. The British cycling fans are passionate people and I am sure they will line the routes of the three stages cheering
the teams and riders all the way from Yorkshire to London, providing an unforgettable start to the 2014 Tour.”
Diana Terris, Chief Executive, Barnsley Council, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Barnsley as we welcome such a high profile, international event to our borough.
“I hope that the hard work we are putting into being part of the Tour de France will create a wonderful legacy for cycling in Barnsley.”
The 101st edition of Le Tour will start on Saturday 5 July 2014 in Leeds before travelling 120 miles to Harrogate, where the first Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France 2014 will be awarded. The next day, the riders will leave York for Sheffield on a tricky 125 mile stage whose final section will include a climb of Holme Moss.
The third stage takes place in Cambridgeshire travelling on to Saffron Walden and through Essex towards London to finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.