Author Topic: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?  (Read 7564 times)

clarion

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2012, 12:47:40 pm »
Hey!  I have something in common with Charlie Wegelius!*



* It certainly isn't the speed of my cycling.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2012, 07:37:23 am »
The geatest difficulty will be finding good climbs that the whole tour caravan will be able to get round , Im struggling to think of any atm
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2012, 08:31:03 am »
What about the A59 Blubberhouses ravine. That would look nice on TV.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Karla

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2012, 01:45:05 pm »
Hey!  I have something in common with Charlie Wegelius!*



* It certainly isn't the speed of my cycling.

York?  Bootham School?

Karla

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2012, 02:01:52 pm »
What about the A59 Blubberhouses ravine. That would look nice on TV.

Okay, how about this for a stage?

Starts in Leeds, climbs Blubberhouses ravine, passes through Skipton for some coverage, wanders round the Dales trying not to be  too selective, descends Greenhow Hill into Pateley Bridge for some more good TV, climbs the 'easy' way out of PB and then wanders round Ripon and Thirsk and finally down the A59, allowing plenty of time for M. Cavendish & co. to catch the breakaway in time for a sprint finish in York.

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2013, 11:38:02 am »
Just got an invite to an event outside Leeds Town Hall on Thursday Jan 17th 6:00 to 7:00pm.
At this event the route will be announced to the media. I'm in London for 7 weeks so cant attend biut if you want to be the first to find out the route tahts when it will be revealed.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

mattc

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2013, 07:04:31 pm »
Stop the world, I wanna get off;

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Le-depart-a-belfast-en-2014/341594


le départ du Giro 2014 sera donné de Belfast, en Irlande du Nord. Les coureurs devraient ensuite passer par Dublin, en Irlande, avant de rallier l'Italie. Fin octobre, le Belfast Telegraph, qui avait révélé la candidature irlandaise, estimait à 4,7 millions d'euros le coût de l'événement. Il précédera de peu le Grand Départ du Tour de France 2014 à Leeds, dans le Yorkshire.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2013, 07:12:15 pm »
Awesome! I may have to pop home to see my brother that weekend! ;D
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2013, 07:55:42 pm »
Stop the world, I wanna get off;

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Le-depart-a-belfast-en-2014/341594


le départ du Giro 2014 sera donné de Belfast, en Irlande du Nord. Les coureurs devraient ensuite passer par Dublin, en Irlande, avant de rallier l'Italie. Fin octobre, le Belfast Telegraph, qui avait révélé la candidature irlandaise, estimait à 4,7 millions d'euros le coût de l'événement. Il précédera de peu le Grand Départ du Tour de France 2014 à Leeds, dans le Yorkshire.

I'm soo looking forward to the idiotic comments in the Telegraph and the Mail when they run the story!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2013, 10:37:58 pm »
It's getting morer and morerer excitinger!
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2013, 09:56:47 am »

Innrng reporting:

St 1 Leeds-Harrogate (sprint finish expected)
St 2 York-Sheffied (8 climbs)
St 3 Cambridge London (same finish as olympic route)


Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2013, 10:14:35 am »
Stop Press, as announced on Radio Leeds this morning.

Premiere etape Saturday 5th July 2014.
Leeds - Harewood - Otley - Ilkley - Skipton - Kettlewell - Aysgarth - Thwaite - Leyburn - Masham - Ripon - Harrogate.

Deuxieme Etape Sunday 6th July 2014.
York - Harrogate - Silsden - Keighley - Haworth  - Hebden Bridge = Ripponden - Elland - Huddersfield - Holme Moss - Sheffield.

A few missing details but they say that the full route is on the BBC Radio Leeds website.

IMO they have the potential to make a superb start to the event, plenty of hills and bringing the tour into the heart of the populated districts of Yorkshire.

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2013, 10:20:28 am »
So that's over C**k Hill, Cragg Vale and poss. Ripponden Bank (Haworth > Elland)

citoyen

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2013, 10:25:08 am »
Excellent. Stage One sounds like it will cover a lot of the roads I used to ride when I was a student in Leeds. Nothing too challenging for the pros but some great scenery.  :thumbsup:

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Karla

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2013, 11:30:02 am »
Can I ride the direct way from York to Holme Moss in the time that it takes the pros to go the long way round?  That is the question  :D

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2013, 01:21:13 pm »
Deuxieme Etape Sunday 6th July 2014.
York - Harrogate - Silsden - Keighley - Haworth  - Hebden Bridge = Ripponden - Elland - Huddersfield - Holme Moss - Sheffield.

A few missing details but they say that the full route is on the BBC Radio Leeds website.


Can't find the full route but pretty sure it'll be going very close to my dad's on the stretch from Elland to Huddersfield.
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Pingu

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2013, 01:24:47 pm »
St 3 Cambridge London (same finish as olympic route)

Have they told Cancellara yet?

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2013, 01:27:17 pm »
Can I ride the direct way from York to Holme Moss in the time that it takes the pros to go the long way round?  That is the question  :D

almost certainly not

But  . . . . .

Train from York to Hudds, cycle to Holme Moss *might* be doable.


Maybe we need to co-ordinate this and make it a yacf outing.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2013, 01:40:05 pm »
With all this interest in cycling and Yorkshire, one might wish to dress appropriately. :)

1. No flat caps involved
2. I have no connection to the company concerned other than owning some of their products.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2013, 02:17:43 pm »
July 5th - Map

July 6th - Map

I'm going to ride the route over the summer. Really chuffed it's going through Otley (just moved here).

marcusjb

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2013, 02:32:25 pm »
Surely on the York - Sheffield day they'd have them climb Holme Moss once they leave Holmfirth?  That'd be a great place to go watch.

Do we need to book camping pitches in your garden now DrMekon?  :P
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

citoyen

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2013, 02:37:53 pm »
DrM, if you're taking bookings, I'll put my name down right now. And a space for the bike, obviously - couldn't possibly come to Otley without going for a ride.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2013, 02:57:06 pm »

July 6th - Map

I'm going to ride the route over the summer. Really chuffed it's going through Otley (just moved here).

Cool. Halifax Road into Huddersfield is a 5 minute walk from my dad's. I've told him to expect bobb and I. He says we can have a tent on top of Holme Moss. Dad humour.  ::-)
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #73 on: January 17, 2013, 03:06:34 pm »
 The wimps!

They aren't using the Holme Moss + Snake Pass route!

 :o
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2013, 03:17:10 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?