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Yorkshire’s Festival of Cycling launched

A new cycling festival to be held during next year’s Tour de France has been launched. Yorkshire’s Festival of Cycling will be held from 4-6 July 2014 at Harewood House near Leeds.
 
The three-day festival will give cycling fans the opportunity to see the Tour de France first-hand as it passes through the grounds of Harewood House during Stage 1 (on 5 July) from Leeds to Harrogate.
 
Visitors will benefit from a large expo with major and emerging cycling and outdoor brands represented, as well as on-site entertainment focusing on a central stage, an array of cycling demonstrations delivered by Cycle Tours UK and a variety of catering options.
 
“The Festival of Cycling will be the hub for the Tour in Yorkshire and the perfect way to witness the race’s unrivalled atmosphere,” Christopher Newton, director of Festival of Cycling, said. “But it’s not just about watching; our visitors can participate in many different events throughout the weekend.”
 
Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, added that Yorkshire will be a fitting venue for the Grand Depart.

Yorkshire’s Festival of Cycling launched

A new cycling festival to be held during next year’s Tour de France has been launched. Yorkshire’s Festival of Cycling will be held from 4-6 July 2014 at Harewood House near Leeds.
 
The three-day festival will give cycling fans the opportunity to see the Tour de France first-hand as it passes through the grounds of Harewood House during Stage 1 (on 5 July) from Leeds to Harrogate.
 
Visitors will benefit from a large expo with major and emerging cycling and outdoor brands represented, as well as on-site entertainment focusing on a central stage, an array of cycling demonstrations delivered by Cycle Tours UK and a variety of catering options.
 
“The Festival of Cycling will be the hub for the Tour in Yorkshire and the perfect way to witness the race’s unrivalled atmosphere,” Christopher Newton, director of Festival of Cycling, said. “But it’s not just about watching; our visitors can participate in many different events throughout the weekend.”
 
Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, added that Yorkshire will be a fitting venue for the Grand Depart.