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Grand Depart

Yorkshire Grand Départ 2014 – 5 & 6 July

Millions of visitors will be in Yorkshire in the summer of 2014 when the world’s greatest county plays host to the world’s largest annual sporting event.

The Grand Départ comes to God’s Own Country on 5 and 6 July 2014.

Crowds of onlookers lining the route will be joined by a global television audience of three billion people as the champions of cycling tackle the hills and dales of this stunning county.

Early next year we will be publishing two high quality printed guidebooks – one for the Dales, South Pennines, Bronte Country, Leeds and Harrogate, and one for York, the North York Moors, Coast and Wolds.

The guides will be packed with information about the areas covered including where to stay, what to do and where to eat and drink.

Available from next year – Dalesman Yorkshire Visitor Guides including the Grand Départ.

DalesideMagsThey will act as both a souvenir guide to the Yorkshire Grand Départ and as a comprehensive holiday guide to Yorkshire.

Widely available throughout the year, the guides are aimed at all Yorkshire visitors – whether they are here for the Grand Départ or not.

It is anticipated that the amazing exposure the Grand Départ will bring to Yorkshire will bring tourists flocking to the county throughout the year, with visitor numbers expected to reach record highs.

According to Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council, “The Tour de France Grand Départ will be the biggest event hosted in Leeds and Yorkshire in living memory. You can sense the anticipation level rising by the day as people start planning where they will watch from to be able to say ‘I was there’ at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

This is the biggest opportunity for tourism and business in Yorkshire in living memory and it is important to make the most of this moment when the eyes of the world are on Yorkshire, it is our chance to shine.

To find out more about sponsorship, advertising and marketing opportunities in the guides, contact us on 01756 701381 or email

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