The Tour is Coming

The Tour is Coming to Yorkshire

Tour de France


The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in the world's greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.

It will be the first time Le Tour has visited the north of England having previously only made visits to the south coast and the capital.

Yorkshire is the UK's biggest county and home to some of Europe's most stunning countryside and coastline. Our vibrant cities are complemented by pretty market towns. We believe the rich diversity of its scenery and the warm welcome you will receive really does make Yorkshire the greatest place on earth.

The Grand Depart will be a festival and a spectacle for fans and first timers alike. Yorkshire will rise to occasion and give the riders, the teams and the race organisers a race to remember.

The route will take the cyclists through some of our great and historic cities, including the Roman walled city of York, Leeds - the UK's second biggest financial centre, the stunning cathedral city of Ripon, and Sheffield, which is fast becoming known as one of Europe's great sporting cities.

Tour de France Grand Départ and access to Leeds Bradford Airport

Whilst the Grand Départ will deliver a historic event for the region, the route of the race passes within a few miles of Leeds Bradford Airport. We would like to inform how passengers, staff and visitors to the region can gain access to and from the Airport over the weekend of the 5/6th July 2014 by viewing this document

More information on the Tour de France Grand Départ

Our regional partners have produced information that is designed to help you get the most out of the Tour de France Grand Depart coming to the Yorkshire Region as well as being able to get on with your day to day life during the weekend of 5 and 6 July 2014. For full information about visit

Public Transport

Buses will also be affected over the weekend. Flying Tiger will be operating a revised service over the weekend.

View Saturday's Timetable

View Sunday's Timetable