Tour de France

On Sunday, 6 July Barnsley plays host to the greatest race on earth.   The second leg of the Tour de France Grand Départ will see 198 riders organised into 22 teams, race along 13 kilometres (8.1 miles)  of Barnsley road way from York to Sheffield.


Entering Barnsley via the A6024 Woodhead and Peak District area, the riders will make their way past Salter’s Brook Bridge, along the A628 over the Flouch roundabout, through Langsett on the A616, and leave the Barnsley borough at Midhopestones.

Join us for the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014

As the gateway borough; Barnsley is perfectly located for both days.   With space for over 4,500 tents, from £30 a pitch and parking for some 30,000 cars, don’t just come for the day, make a whole weekend of it.  Our special Tour de France brochure is packed full of information to help you make the most of your visit 

Whether it’s hotels, Guest house or B&B, camping or self-catering is more your style, we have accommodation to meet all preferences and budgets.  With lots of local events specially created for the lead up as well as the weekend its self it makes sense to make Barnsley your base.   Use our Tour de France  interactive map or Google Way Finder Map to help you find your perfect spot and plan your visit.

Share your plans for race day in our short Tour de France spectator survey.

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Remember also that camping isn’t just for the out-of-towners   Why not join in the fun and share the festival of the race and charm of the region by joining visitors in one of the existing and temporary campsites dotted close to the route.