There’s nothing better than watching live sport and whether you’re a cycling aficionado or simply new to the sport, Yorkshire is the place to be next July. After two years of British success in the world’s premier bike race, the Tour de France will begin in Yorkshire in 2014.
Le Tour arrives in Yorkshire
The race will kick off in Leeds on Saturday 5th July with a 190km stage finishing in Harrogate which snakes through the fantastic Yorkshire Dales National Park and takes in Kettlewell, Aysgarth and Ripon. Stage two is no walk in the park either with a 200km stage between York and Sheffield which sees the peloton visit Keighley and Hebden Bridge before skirting the Peak District National Park. There’s already huge excitement about the Tour coming to Yorkshire and we’ve already taken many bookings for next July here at Sykes Cottages.
Things to consider when looking for Tour de France accommodation in Yorkshire
When you’re looking for holiday accommodation to coincide with a special event, like the Tour de France, there are a few extra things to think about. Firstly, where do you want to be located? For a lively holiday, choose a holiday cottage in a town or village on the route itself or for a more peaceful break, choose something a little further away from the villages the cyclists will pass through. As many of the local roads will be closed, you’ll also need to think about transportation to the cottage. Our cottages operate a Friday or a Saturday changeover and this will be crucial to bear in mind as you’re choosing your perfect cottage. Sykes Cottages are here to help; our call centre is open until 9.30pm seven days a week and we’re looking forward to helping you find accommodation in Yorkshire for the Tour de France.
If you’re planning to catch some of the action next summer, chance are you’ll be doing so on two wheels. If Yorkshire is good enough for the Lycra-clad teams of professionals, it’s good enough for me! We have a number of cottages which make the perfect base for a cycling holiday across Yorkshire. From cottages with secure bike storage allowing you to sleep soundly in the knowledge that your two wheels are safe to our luxury cottages in Yorkshire with a hot tub to ease aching muscles after a day in the saddle, it’s easy to choose your perfect cottage. All of the cottages that we recommend for a cycling holiday are within easy reach of great cycling routes meaning you can be enjoying the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside just seconds from your holiday cottage.
Are you looking for accommodation in Yorkshire for the 2014 Tour de France? Start by taking a look at our website where you’ll find high quality photographs of our cottages and reviews from previous guests. We also have a team of expertly trained holiday cottage advisors who can help you choose one of our Yorkshire Dales cottages; just give us a call on 01244 356695. Vive le Tour!