Tour de France decision due before Christmas

First published in News

NORTH Yorkshire is set to find out before Christmas whether it will play its part in staging the opening stages of the Tour de France.

National newspapers yesterday reported that there was growing confidence the event’s organisers, the Amaury Sport Organisation, would choose the UK for the tour’s Grand Depart in 2014.

The Welcome To Yorkshire-led campaign to stage the start of the tour in Yorkshire would see a 400km route include York, Scarborough, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

It could boost the county’s economy by up to £300 million.

However, yesterday’s reports claimed British Cycling, the sport’s UK governing body, was supporting a Scottish-based bid for the 2014 Tour - also including Wales, the south-east and possibly the north-east – rather than Yorkshire’s offer.

British Cycling director Jonny Clay was quoted as saying having two British bids was “daft.”

He said: “We’re backing what we think is the best bid”.

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9:25am Mon 19 Nov 12

pedalling paul says...

Scotland.....Wales..
.boo hiss.....too damned hilly!
Scotland.....Wales.. .boo hiss.....too damned hilly! pedalling paul
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2:16pm Mon 19 Nov 12

bob the builder says...

Non!
Non! bob the builder
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5:50pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Sawday2 says...

Since when did North Yorkshire become part of France?

Message to race organisers...the clue is in the name 'Tour de France'.
Since when did North Yorkshire become part of France? Message to race organisers...the clue is in the name 'Tour de France'. Sawday2
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6:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

gjh says...

This will be great if it happens. Roll on 2014
This will be great if it happens. Roll on 2014 gjh
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6:49pm Mon 19 Nov 12

yorkshirelad says...

Sawday2 is obviously very clued up about the long tradition of having a stage of the Tour de France in a neighbouring country.

London got it a few years ago and there are plenty of other areas clamouring for it if we don't get it.
Sawday2 is obviously very clued up about the long tradition of having a stage of the Tour de France in a neighbouring country. London got it a few years ago and there are plenty of other areas clamouring for it if we don't get it. yorkshirelad
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7:48pm Mon 19 Nov 12

CaroleBaines says...

yorkshirelad wrote:
Sawday2 is obviously very clued up about the long tradition of having a stage of the Tour de France in a neighbouring country.

London got it a few years ago and there are plenty of other areas clamouring for it if we don't get it.
Sawday2 and the words clued up tend not to appear in the same sentence too often
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirelad[/bold] wrote: Sawday2 is obviously very clued up about the long tradition of having a stage of the Tour de France in a neighbouring country. London got it a few years ago and there are plenty of other areas clamouring for it if we don't get it.[/p][/quote]Sawday2 and the words clued up tend not to appear in the same sentence too often CaroleBaines
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8:06pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Mullarkian says...

Won't be having it anyway if York becomes 20mph everywhere.
Won't be having it anyway if York becomes 20mph everywhere. Mullarkian
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1:23am Tue 20 Nov 12

York1900 says...

What about of the cost of Policing it who is going to pay for that ?
Oh yes the tax payer of North Yorkshire
What about of the cost of Policing it who is going to pay for that ? Oh yes the tax payer of North Yorkshire York1900
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