Starting on Saturday 5th July 2014, The Tour de France comes to England in a 3 stage nationwide event. North Yorkshire plays host to stage 1 of the tour; “Yorkshire Grand Départ” or more commonly referred to as “The Tour de Yorkshire”. Starting in Leeds, stage 1 covers 190km of Dales countryside passing through the towns of Reeth and Leyburn before finishing in the spa town of Harrogate. 2CS Richmond offers an ideal base to enjoy this inaugural event with Reeth and Leyburn only 20-25 minutes away.
The day promises to be action packed with a full timetable of events and activities planned. Preceding the race will be the tour´s “Caravane Publicitare”; a 180 vehicle convoy that offers music, freebies and entertainment before the race arrives approximately 2 hours later. So with our holiday cottage so close to the towns of Leyburn and Reeth, what is the must know information? (more…)