Verity was clear about its desire to win bids for Yorkshire. World The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympics. We could not have that: it was too big. Fifa World Cup is too big. But Tour de France? We can have that.
This event is extraordinary. No one has ever seen anything like that. Huge crowds lined the entire route, so much so that the crew members following the riders finished with space-size funnels because nowhere in 200km stopped to urinate. static.
The Tour de France‘s heritage of 2014 is the men and women, Tours de Yorkshire – held every year since then and fully Franceized that the current peaks are cote, as in Côte de Buttertubs.
The legendary Côte de Jenkin Street of Sheffield. Cyclists come from all over the world to go on today’s famous roads. The Zwift virtual cycling app has an Yorkshire route, allowing riders on stationary bicycles to run through the Betty Lemon Tea Room in Harrogate in the comfort of their own home. And now the week-long world championship festival is coming.
The Tour de France in Yorkshire attracted lots of participants
For those of us who have been in the bicycling world for years, it’s no surprise. Yorkshire is a cycling country. It always was. It is a great place to ride – as long as you like your ride.
Ben, Tom and I have made three significant climbs to overcome including Kidstones, Buttertubs and Grinton Moor. The first problem is they stalk you. In the Alps, you can see a climb to the miles as you approach along the valley.
In Yorkshire, the roads are undulating all the time. I was halfway up the Côte de Kidstones before it suddenly realized it was another random block – this hill would keep going. At the time, of course, I was committed to riding it at an unwise pace.