Yorkshire wins bid for Tour de France

Celebrating the success of 'Le Bid' to get the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Celebrating the success of 'Le Bid' to get the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Business editor

YORKSHIRE was celebrating last night after winning its bid to host the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2014.

And there could be a huge spin-off for York with an estimated boost to the city’s economy of more than £70 million.

Organisers announced the county would host the Grand Départ, which takes the event outside France for the opening few days of racing every second year.

Yorkshire will host the race on July 5 and 6 before the Tour moves south for a third stage in southern England, then transfers to northern France. The Tour is the world’s biggest annual sporting event.

Leeds will be the host city, and Welcome To Yorkshire has previously said the 180-kilometre per day route will also take in York, Scarborough and the North York Moors, although the exact route is still to be announced.

City of York Council said in July, when it approved investing £50,000 in the bid, that it could boost York’s economy by £73 million, based on an analysis of the impact on London in 2007.

When the Grand Départ was held in London and Kent in 2007, it was estimated to have brought £88 million to south-east England and generated £35 million of media coverage.

The iconic image of York Minster has been used in the marketing of the bid and will appear throughout the Grand Départ media coverage. Two billion spectators will also watch the event worldwide. More than two million spectators watched from the sidelines in 2007.

The council also expects the teams and administration associated with the tour to boost hotels, restaurants and shops from several days before racing begins.

The event provides a great opportunity to promote cycling and sport to residents and showcase other cycling routes in the area, it said.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, said: “It will mean less than two years after hosting the Olympics the British public can look forward to another of the world’s biggest sporting events coming to the country, and I am in no doubt they will come to Yorkshire in their millions, lining the length and breadth of the route to cheer on the champions of world cycling and our home-grown British heroes.”

“Yorkshire is a passionate county of proud people and I am sure they will guarantee that their Grand Départ raises the bar in terms of expectations for all future hosts to come.”

The county will host the first two days racing on July 5 and 6 before the Tour moves south for a third stage in southern England, with a finish in London.

Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France director, said: “Since the resounding success of the Grand Départ in London in 2007, we were very keen to return to the United Kingdom.

"Bradley Wiggins’ historical victory last July and the enormous crowds that followed the cycling events in the streets of London during the Olympic Games encouraged us to go back earlier than we had initially planned.

"Yorkshire is a region of outstanding beauty, with breathtaking landscapes whose terrains offer both sprinters and attackers the opportunity to express themselves. We have encountered a phenomenal desire from the Yorkshire team to welcome the Tour de France and have no doubt that passion and support will be particularly evident for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014.”

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11:09am Fri 14 Dec 12

DEKKA says...

fantastic news....
fantastic news.... DEKKA
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11:11am Fri 14 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

Yabba dabba dooo.......!
Yabba dabba dooo.......! pedalling paul
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11:16am Fri 14 Dec 12

Kevin Turvey says...

Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists!
At least this lot will be gone quickly!

I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport?

I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock!
Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists! At least this lot will be gone quickly! I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport? I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock! Kevin Turvey
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11:28am Fri 14 Dec 12

DEKKA says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists!
At least this lot will be gone quickly!

I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport?

I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock!
Minority sport?!!
Towns in France bid for start/finishes because they know it will greatly benefit the local economy. Everyone wins.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists! At least this lot will be gone quickly! I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport? I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock![/p][/quote]Minority sport?!! Towns in France bid for start/finishes because they know it will greatly benefit the local economy. Everyone wins. DEKKA
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11:31am Fri 14 Dec 12

Tom6187 says...

Oh great, so we will have to put up with a year or so of mid life crisis men wearing team sky spandex and blocking the roads in big groups. Pro cyclists the lot of them.
Oh great, so we will have to put up with a year or so of mid life crisis men wearing team sky spandex and blocking the roads in big groups. Pro cyclists the lot of them. Tom6187
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11:35am Fri 14 Dec 12

Yorkieand says...

Fantastic news! Even better when it gets up the noses of the moaning scrooges like the two above.
Fantastic news! Even better when it gets up the noses of the moaning scrooges like the two above. Yorkieand
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11:40am Fri 14 Dec 12

boroboy66 says...

The worst sport in the world for participant drug abuse not what we want in our city!,
The worst sport in the world for participant drug abuse not what we want in our city!, boroboy66
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11:45am Fri 14 Dec 12

Tom6187 says...

Yorkieand wrote:
Fantastic news! Even better when it gets up the noses of the moaning scrooges like the two above.
If Scrooge hated mid-life crisis cyclists in spandex blocking up the roads then spank my arse and call me Ebenezer.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieand[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news! Even better when it gets up the noses of the moaning scrooges like the two above.[/p][/quote]If Scrooge hated mid-life crisis cyclists in spandex blocking up the roads then spank my arse and call me Ebenezer. Tom6187
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11:48am Fri 14 Dec 12

Kevin Turvey says...

http://www.yorkpress
.co.uk/news/10109223
.Tour_de_France_win_
is_a_boost_for_regio
n_s_economy/

‘YORKSHIRE'S Tour de France win will boost the region's economy, business and political leaders have said. ‘

And you would believe them eh?



‘Hugh Bayley, Labour MP for York Central, said:
"Cycling is a big sport in Britain and York is the cycling capital of the north of England, so it's great that we will see the event in our own city." ‘

This is the city that you do not like to come to or spend any amount of time, despite you being the elected MP!

As long as the expenses, parliamentary salary and massive pension keep on coming through, you are proud to be associated with York.

When they stop you will leg it back down south won’t you!



‘boroboy66 says... 11:40am Fri 14 Dec 12
The worst sport in the world for participant drug abuse not what we want in our city!,’

I suppose they will fit in well with some of the population in this city that seems to get worse!
http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/10109223 .Tour_de_France_win_ is_a_boost_for_regio n_s_economy/ ‘YORKSHIRE'S Tour de France win will boost the region's economy, business and political leaders have said. ‘ And you would believe them eh? ‘Hugh Bayley, Labour MP for York Central, said: "Cycling is a big sport in Britain and York is the cycling capital of the north of England, so it's great that we will see the event in our own city." ‘ This is the city that you do not like to come to or spend any amount of time, despite you being the elected MP! As long as the expenses, parliamentary salary and massive pension keep on coming through, you are proud to be associated with York. When they stop you will leg it back down south won’t you! ‘boroboy66 says... 11:40am Fri 14 Dec 12 The worst sport in the world for participant drug abuse not what we want in our city!,’ I suppose they will fit in well with some of the population in this city that seems to get worse! Kevin Turvey
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11:49am Fri 14 Dec 12

M.Lucas says...

Absolutely brilliant news!

Can't wait and hope it will be a boost to the region!
Absolutely brilliant news! Can't wait and hope it will be a boost to the region! M.Lucas
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11:54am Fri 14 Dec 12

/kev/null says...

It doesn't take long for stories like this to turn into whining about how much 'tax payers money' was involved.

I'm not a fan of cycling personally but there's no way this can be a bad thing.
It doesn't take long for stories like this to turn into whining about how much 'tax payers money' was involved. I'm not a fan of cycling personally but there's no way this can be a bad thing. /kev/null
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11:55am Fri 14 Dec 12

was york now rotherham says...

the folks in york will soon know the route of the cycle track will be is when all the pot holes in the roads have gone and all the rubbish bins have been put back in place.
the folks in york will soon know the route of the cycle track will be is when all the pot holes in the roads have gone and all the rubbish bins have been put back in place. was york now rotherham
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12:10pm Fri 14 Dec 12

keepitshut says...

was york now rotherham wrote:
the folks in york will soon know the route of the cycle track will be is when all the pot holes in the roads have gone and all the rubbish bins have been put back in place.
Wanna bet?
[quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: the folks in york will soon know the route of the cycle track will be is when all the pot holes in the roads have gone and all the rubbish bins have been put back in place.[/p][/quote]Wanna bet? keepitshut
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12:27pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Bucktrout says...

This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?!
This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?! Bucktrout
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12:30pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Fat Harry says...

Kevin Turvey says "This is the city that you do not like to come to or spend any amount of time, despite you being the elected MP!"

Bayley lived here for five or six years before he was elected MP, worked here, and sent his kids to local state schools here.

Whatever his other faults, disliking York is not one of them.

For once I agree with our MP - the Tour de France coming here is great news, and I'm sure I'll thoroughly enjoy the spectacle.

For those who don't like it, take heart from the experience of all the other big events: There'll be several weeks of hype beforehand (you can ignore this quite easily if you really want to), town will be heaving while it happens (go elsehwre for the day), then all will be quiet except for the sounds of local politicians congratulating themselves and hoteliers, publicans & restaurateurs counting their takings.
Kevin Turvey says "This is the city that you do not like to come to or spend any amount of time, despite you being the elected MP!" Bayley lived here for five or six years before he was elected MP, worked here, and sent his kids to local state schools here. Whatever his other faults, disliking York is not one of them. For once I agree with our MP - the Tour de France coming here is great news, and I'm sure I'll thoroughly enjoy the spectacle. For those who don't like it, take heart from the experience of all the other big events: There'll be several weeks of hype beforehand (you can ignore this quite easily if you really want to), town will be heaving while it happens (go elsehwre for the day), then all will be quiet except for the sounds of local politicians congratulating themselves and hoteliers, publicans & restaurateurs counting their takings. Fat Harry
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12:32pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Jackanory2 says...

Dont get upset about commentators whining about stuff, it is the way people are in York, in fact it is the main reason I read comments and think there but for the grace of god. Love it when something as special as this event comes to York and they can still moan, and I don't particularly like watching cycling.
Dont get upset about commentators whining about stuff, it is the way people are in York, in fact it is the main reason I read comments and think there but for the grace of god. Love it when something as special as this event comes to York and they can still moan, and I don't particularly like watching cycling. Jackanory2
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12:33pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Fat Harry says...

"mid life crisis men wearing team sky spandex"

It works for me...
"mid life crisis men wearing team sky spandex" It works for me... Fat Harry
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12:55pm Fri 14 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

Bucktrout wrote:
This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?!
No...just sitting back waiting for the usual contributors to vent their bile.....! But very pleased to note equal support. A lot of people have been beavering away behind the scenes to achieve this fantastic result, which will bring long term olympic-style benefits to regional sport & tourism.
[quote][p][bold]Bucktrout[/bold] wrote: This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?![/p][/quote]No...just sitting back waiting for the usual contributors to vent their bile.....! But very pleased to note equal support. A lot of people have been beavering away behind the scenes to achieve this fantastic result, which will bring long term olympic-style benefits to regional sport & tourism. pedalling paul
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12:56pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Prob says...

Bucktrout wrote:
This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?!
You mean apart from the second comment?
[quote][p][bold]Bucktrout[/bold] wrote: This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?![/p][/quote]You mean apart from the second comment? Prob
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12:58pm Fri 14 Dec 12

nearlyman says...

Tour de Cash methinks !
Tour de Cash methinks ! nearlyman
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1:50pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Kevin Turvey says...

Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression?

No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy!

James Alexander should resign over this.
Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression? No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy! James Alexander should resign over this. Kevin Turvey
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2:01pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Keeet Lemon says...

Dope test for meddling Paul.
Dope test for meddling Paul. Keeet Lemon
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2:27pm Fri 14 Dec 12

muckybutt says...

Bucktrout wrote:
This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?!
Excellent news :)

Always been a life long ambition of mine to watch the tour live, so to have it in our region for two days is furkin fanflippintastic.
[quote][p][bold]Bucktrout[/bold] wrote: This story has been on for two hours and we haven't heard from PP yet... is he on holiday?![/p][/quote]Excellent news :) Always been a life long ambition of mine to watch the tour live, so to have it in our region for two days is furkin fanflippintastic. muckybutt
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2:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

yorkandproud says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression?

No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy!

James Alexander should resign over this.
Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression? No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy! James Alexander should resign over this.[/p][/quote]Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort. yorkandproud
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2:38pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Kevin Turvey says...

‘yorkandproud says... 2:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12
Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.’

Is that you James with one of your many forum identities?

Nice choice of colour for a tie, is that from your elf costume?

Wow I am bowled over by your wit…. Not!
‘yorkandproud says... 2:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12 Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.’ Is that you James with one of your many forum identities? Nice choice of colour for a tie, is that from your elf costume? Wow I am bowled over by your wit…. Not! Kevin Turvey
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2:44pm Fri 14 Dec 12

marvell says...

yorkandproud wrote:
Kevin Turvey wrote:
Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression?

No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy!

James Alexander should resign over this.
Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.
It may not have been the correct forum to state it - but Kevin Turvey is spot on.

Under Labour and Cllr Alexander more decisions that affect York residents have been taken in private than ever before. They have removed many of the safeguards and scrutiny opportunities and rule York with a small clique of underachievers who lie their way through bad decisions and their consequences.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression? No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy! James Alexander should resign over this.[/p][/quote]Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.[/p][/quote]It may not have been the correct forum to state it - but Kevin Turvey is spot on. Under Labour and Cllr Alexander more decisions that affect York residents have been taken in private than ever before. They have removed many of the safeguards and scrutiny opportunities and rule York with a small clique of underachievers who lie their way through bad decisions and their consequences. marvell
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2:47pm Fri 14 Dec 12

marvell says...

marvell wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
Kevin Turvey wrote:
Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression?

No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy!

James Alexander should resign over this.
Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.
It may not have been the correct forum to state it - but Kevin Turvey is spot on.

Under Labour and Cllr Alexander more decisions that affect York residents have been taken in private than ever before. They have removed many of the safeguards and scrutiny opportunities and rule York with a small clique of underachievers who lie their way through bad decisions and their consequences.
Well done to the Leeds team by the way for securing this prestigious coup.

A certain 2 people in the picture looking to capitalise on this news for political gain had negligible input into this victory by the way...
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Is that James Alexander on the right of the photo doing his Citizen Smith Power to the People impression? No I thought not, he does not do power to the people only repression of democracy! James Alexander should resign over this.[/p][/quote]Kevin turkey making a late bid for 2012 Press forum idiot. Good effort.[/p][/quote]It may not have been the correct forum to state it - but Kevin Turvey is spot on. Under Labour and Cllr Alexander more decisions that affect York residents have been taken in private than ever before. They have removed many of the safeguards and scrutiny opportunities and rule York with a small clique of underachievers who lie their way through bad decisions and their consequences.[/p][/quote]Well done to the Leeds team by the way for securing this prestigious coup. A certain 2 people in the picture looking to capitalise on this news for political gain had negligible input into this victory by the way... marvell
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2:52pm Fri 14 Dec 12

eurosteve says...

Its not coming to York anyway !
its going to start in LEEDS

so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch !
ha ha ha ha ha ...........
Its not coming to York anyway ! its going to start in LEEDS so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch ! ha ha ha ha ha ........... eurosteve
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3:00pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

A certain 2 people in the picture looking to capitalise on this news for political gain had negligible input into this victory by the way...

I can well imagine.
I can only hope they have nothing further to do with it apart from making exaggerated claims and overstatements, as it would be nice for it to run smoothly and professionally.
[quote]A certain 2 people in the picture looking to capitalise on this news for political gain had negligible input into this victory by the way...[/quote] I can well imagine. I can only hope they have nothing further to do with it apart from making exaggerated claims and overstatements, as it would be nice for it to run smoothly and professionally. Buzz Light-year
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3:04pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

I'm loving these "anti" comments.
Some true colours coming out.
Anyone who thinks having this World Class event in Yorkshire is a bad thing is SERIOUSLY prejudiced.
I'm loving these "anti" comments. Some true colours coming out. Anyone who thinks having this World Class event in Yorkshire is a bad thing is SERIOUSLY prejudiced. Buzz Light-year
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3:05pm Fri 14 Dec 12

DEKKA says...

eurosteve wrote:
Its not coming to York anyway !
its going to start in LEEDS

so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch !
ha ha ha ha ha ...........
Leeds will be the host city, but the Grand Départ route will also take in York, Scarborough, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, Hull and Sheffield.
[quote][p][bold]eurosteve[/bold] wrote: Its not coming to York anyway ! its going to start in LEEDS so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch ! ha ha ha ha ha ...........[/p][/quote]Leeds will be the host city, but the Grand Départ route will also take in York, Scarborough, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, Hull and Sheffield. DEKKA
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3:18pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Kevin Turvey says...

‘Buzz Light-year says... 3:04pm Fri 14 Dec 12
I'm loving these "anti" comments.
Some true colours coming out.
Anyone who thinks having this World Class event in Yorkshire is a bad thing is SERIOUSLY prejudiced.’

Very much so!
It’s more of the opportunity for the hanger onners to come out of the woodwork that I despise in the name of local politics and so called leadership, it’s just cringworthy.

The only people to make money out of this will be the organizers and sponsors.

The rest of the hangers on are only there for the PR photo opportunity and are used as chaff and they do not realise it!

I can only hope that it is a disaster, not for the event per say but for the inevitable bit where Alexander skulks into the shadows then!

PS.
The bloke in the background of the photo with the placard!
Is that another demonstrator against the council tax rises that Alexander has attempted to pass off as terrorists or other undesirables?
‘Buzz Light-year says... 3:04pm Fri 14 Dec 12 I'm loving these "anti" comments. Some true colours coming out. Anyone who thinks having this World Class event in Yorkshire is a bad thing is SERIOUSLY prejudiced.’ Very much so! It’s more of the opportunity for the hanger onners to come out of the woodwork that I despise in the name of local politics and so called leadership, it’s just cringworthy. The only people to make money out of this will be the organizers and sponsors. The rest of the hangers on are only there for the PR photo opportunity and are used as chaff and they do not realise it! I can only hope that it is a disaster, not for the event per say but for the inevitable bit where Alexander skulks into the shadows then! PS. The bloke in the background of the photo with the placard! Is that another demonstrator against the council tax rises that Alexander has attempted to pass off as terrorists or other undesirables? Kevin Turvey
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3:58pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Jazzper says...

"PS.
The bloke in the background of the photo with the placard!
Is that another demonstrator against the council tax rises that Alexander has attempted to pass off as terrorists or other undesirables?"...no that's Pedalling Paul directing cyclists in the right direction, on the one way system!
"PS. The bloke in the background of the photo with the placard! Is that another demonstrator against the council tax rises that Alexander has attempted to pass off as terrorists or other undesirables?"...no that's Pedalling Paul directing cyclists in the right direction, on the one way system! Jazzper
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4:37pm Fri 14 Dec 12

roadwars says...

eurosteve wrote:
Its not coming to York anyway ! its going to start in LEEDS so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch ! ha ha ha ha ha ...........
Great one eurosteve, you can't even be bothered to read to the 3rd sentence of the article, just straight to the comments to spout some anti-cycling rubbish...
[quote][p][bold]eurosteve[/bold] wrote: Its not coming to York anyway ! its going to start in LEEDS so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch ! ha ha ha ha ha ...........[/p][/quote]Great one eurosteve, you can't even be bothered to read to the 3rd sentence of the article, just straight to the comments to spout some anti-cycling rubbish... roadwars
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4:38pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

Stoners cause road closures - next year's Press headline written for you in advance, here's another, Tic Tac Toe it's a race to the finish for bipeds and quaridpeds.
Stoners cause road closures - next year's Press headline written for you in advance, here's another, Tic Tac Toe it's a race to the finish for bipeds and quaridpeds. bob the builder
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4:49pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Back and Beyond says...

I love the respectable sport of cycling, and am pleased it's coming to York! is Lance Armstrong taking part?
I love the respectable sport of cycling, and am pleased it's coming to York! is Lance Armstrong taking part? Back and Beyond
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4:51pm Fri 14 Dec 12

TerryYork says...

Not even sure what the Tour De France is doing in England in the first place. A part role to Leeds isn't exactly amazing, but in James Alexander I trust!
Not even sure what the Tour De France is doing in England in the first place. A part role to Leeds isn't exactly amazing, but in James Alexander I trust! TerryYork
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4:54pm Fri 14 Dec 12

cyclistkate says...

I watched in London and Kent in 2007 and it was fantastic - the atmosphere, the buzz and all the places that the race went through had lots of business and made the most of the event. The fact that it is coming to Yorkshire and York is the best news since Wiggo won the Tour! It is unfortunate that the anti-cyclist brigade have to have a go as usual.
I watched in London and Kent in 2007 and it was fantastic - the atmosphere, the buzz and all the places that the race went through had lots of business and made the most of the event. The fact that it is coming to Yorkshire and York is the best news since Wiggo won the Tour! It is unfortunate that the anti-cyclist brigade have to have a go as usual. cyclistkate
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5:06pm Fri 14 Dec 12

fixedfanatic says...

cyclistkate wrote:
I watched in London and Kent in 2007 and it was fantastic - the atmosphere, the buzz and all the places that the race went through had lots of business and made the most of the event. The fact that it is coming to Yorkshire and York is the best news since Wiggo won the Tour! It is unfortunate that the anti-cyclist brigade have to have a go as usual.
Here, here it was a brilliant event in London/ Kent in 2007 and will be even better in Gods own county in 2014. The anti cycle brigade should just book the weekend off and go to France. Allez, allez
[quote][p][bold]cyclistkate[/bold] wrote: I watched in London and Kent in 2007 and it was fantastic - the atmosphere, the buzz and all the places that the race went through had lots of business and made the most of the event. The fact that it is coming to Yorkshire and York is the best news since Wiggo won the Tour! It is unfortunate that the anti-cyclist brigade have to have a go as usual.[/p][/quote]Here, here it was a brilliant event in London/ Kent in 2007 and will be even better in Gods own county in 2014. The anti cycle brigade should just book the weekend off and go to France. Allez, allez fixedfanatic
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5:24pm Fri 14 Dec 12

MadHaxMan says...

Brilliant news. This race will attract massive TV audiences in Europe and further afield, who will all see what a fantastic county Yorkshire is, and that York is somewhere not to be missed if visiting the UK.
This is a total coup for the bid team, and all some posters can do is moan!
Brilliant news. This race will attract massive TV audiences in Europe and further afield, who will all see what a fantastic county Yorkshire is, and that York is somewhere not to be missed if visiting the UK. This is a total coup for the bid team, and all some posters can do is moan! MadHaxMan
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5:48pm Fri 14 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

Will they be doing York naked ?
Will they be doing York naked ? capt spaulding
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6:01pm Fri 14 Dec 12

nearlyman says...

how did those guantanamo people get there ?
how did those guantanamo people get there ? nearlyman
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6:41pm Fri 14 Dec 12

oi oi savaloy says...

how on earth are they even gonna cycle around york? the roads just seem to be total gridlock nowadays...
how on earth are they even gonna cycle around york? the roads just seem to be total gridlock nowadays... oi oi savaloy
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6:46pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Jazzper says...

cyclistkate wrote:
I watched in London and Kent in 2007 and it was fantastic - the atmosphere, the buzz and all the places that the race went through had lots of business and made the most of the event. The fact that it is coming to Yorkshire and York is the best news since Wiggo won the Tour! It is unfortunate that the anti-cyclist brigade have to have a go as usual.
You can firmly blame Pedalling Paul for that!
I'm a regular cyclist, but ashamed of his constant drivel, that does nothing but embarrass me, and I'm sure many others.
[quote][p][bold]cyclistkate[/bold] wrote: I watched in London and Kent in 2007 and it was fantastic - the atmosphere, the buzz and all the places that the race went through had lots of business and made the most of the event. The fact that it is coming to Yorkshire and York is the best news since Wiggo won the Tour! It is unfortunate that the anti-cyclist brigade have to have a go as usual.[/p][/quote]You can firmly blame Pedalling Paul for that! I'm a regular cyclist, but ashamed of his constant drivel, that does nothing but embarrass me, and I'm sure many others. Jazzper
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8:14pm Fri 14 Dec 12

gjh says...

Brilliant news! Well done to all those who have worked hard to bring this prestigious event to our region. I cannot wait- Vive le Tour.
Brilliant news! Well done to all those who have worked hard to bring this prestigious event to our region. I cannot wait- Vive le Tour. gjh
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8:40pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Sillybillies says...

With luck it will by-pass York completely.
With luck it will by-pass York completely. Sillybillies
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9:41pm Fri 14 Dec 12

nickeggleton says...

Massive boost to jobs and growth.

This is an incredible coup.

The opportunity of a lifetime.

For all the Ney Sayers just think about what the Commonwealth Games did for the regeneration of Manchester.

The 'Tour' is an event of massive worldwide importance.

Millions will come. Millions more will watch.

Made In York/shire.

How can anyone sensible not see the potential for our community?

Ignorant / Dogma Divs will decry it because they are paralysed with cynicism.

You do your friends and family no favours with your pathetic criticism.

Your negativity is awesome in its misguidedness. Bless.

Allez York/Shire
Massive boost to jobs and growth. This is an incredible coup. The opportunity of a lifetime. For all the Ney Sayers just think about what the Commonwealth Games did for the regeneration of Manchester. The 'Tour' is an event of massive worldwide importance. Millions will come. Millions more will watch. Made In York/shire. How can anyone sensible not see the potential for our community? Ignorant / Dogma Divs will decry it because they are paralysed with cynicism. You do your friends and family no favours with your pathetic criticism. Your negativity is awesome in its misguidedness. Bless. Allez York/Shire nickeggleton
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10:35pm Fri 14 Dec 12

piaggio1 says...

yea ,i saw it in kent, brilliant,great seeing the french coppers on bmw bikes ,complete wi GUNS.christ did they look smart,made our plods look like er scruffy.but if i see another politician/scumbag/s
o called council leader on a bike,you can bet you he/she will be claimin/ some allowance of the taxpayer
yea ,i saw it in kent, brilliant,great seeing the french coppers on bmw bikes ,complete wi GUNS.christ did they look smart,made our plods look like er scruffy.but if i see another politician/scumbag/s o called council leader on a bike,you can bet you he/she will be claimin/ some allowance of the taxpayer piaggio1
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10:40pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Internationally important sporting event attracted to the UK.

Great news for the country and the region, and that it has happened under the current administration...... the Con-Dem coalition continues to attract public-sector investment.

Things must be on the up !!!
Internationally important sporting event attracted to the UK. Great news for the country and the region, and that it has happened under the current administration...... the Con-Dem coalition continues to attract public-sector investment. Things must be on the up !!! Scarlet Pimpernel
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8:23am Sat 15 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

I have it on good authority that the Leader of York Council cannot ride a bike ?
I have it on good authority that the Leader of York Council cannot ride a bike ? capt spaulding
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8:55am Sat 15 Dec 12

Paul Meoff says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists!
At least this lot will be gone quickly!

I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport?

I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock!
Unbelievable how people can display their ignorance with comments like 'minority sport.

Tour de France is the largest annual sporting event in the world.

Only minority element is Kevin Turvey's intelligence.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists! At least this lot will be gone quickly! I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport? I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock![/p][/quote]Unbelievable how people can display their ignorance with comments like 'minority sport. Tour de France is the largest annual sporting event in the world. Only minority element is Kevin Turvey's intelligence. Paul Meoff
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9:10am Sat 15 Dec 12

Happytoliveinyork says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists!
At least this lot will be gone quickly!

I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport?

I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock!
Unbelievable !
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Great just what York needs more cycling fundamentalists! At least this lot will be gone quickly! I do want to know how much taxpayers money has been involved though to attract such a minority sport? I am just now awaiting the inevitable Peddling Paul comment with some tenuous link from this story to the Clifton Green junction issue and his deluded vision of a future York Gridlock![/p][/quote]Unbelievable ! Happytoliveinyork
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11:05am Sat 15 Dec 12

yorkshirelad says...

Fantastic news. As it would be if it was any sporting event of worldwide importance.

The bitterness and spite of some of the contributers is sad indeed but all open local paper forums attract this sort of embittered negative comment. It just needs to be ignored.

Many of the comments above seem to hint at party-political sniping. Come on folks...this is nothing to do with party politics and the leader of any council with a bit of good news like this would celebrate it in the media.... Yellow, Red, Blue, Green or Purple - they'd all celebrate this.

The biggest sporting event in the world on our door step. Bring it on!
Fantastic news. As it would be if it was any sporting event of worldwide importance. The bitterness and spite of some of the contributers is sad indeed but all open local paper forums attract this sort of embittered negative comment. It just needs to be ignored. Many of the comments above seem to hint at party-political sniping. Come on folks...this is nothing to do with party politics and the leader of any council with a bit of good news like this would celebrate it in the media.... Yellow, Red, Blue, Green or Purple - they'd all celebrate this. The biggest sporting event in the world on our door step. Bring it on! yorkshirelad
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11:51am Sat 15 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

Fantastic news it is.
But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again.

Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. !
The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.
Fantastic news it is. But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again. Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. ! The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call. capt spaulding
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11:14am Sun 16 Dec 12

GBTYZ says...

Lets hope that the Police get off their lazy backsides and start enforcing the law where cyclists are concerned and stop these morons on two wheels doing as they please
Lets hope that the Police get off their lazy backsides and start enforcing the law where cyclists are concerned and stop these morons on two wheels doing as they please GBTYZ
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11:26am Sun 16 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

capt spaulding wrote:
Fantastic news it is.
But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again.

Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. !
The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.
I think you'll find that the Council's Press Office will have contacted the media to arrange a photo call, and that JA was invited to participate, in his capacity as Leader.
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news it is. But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again. Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. ! The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the Council's Press Office will have contacted the media to arrange a photo call, and that JA was invited to participate, in his capacity as Leader. pedalling paul
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11:27am Sun 16 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

capt spaulding wrote:
Fantastic news it is.
But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again.

Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. !
The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.
I think you'll find that the Council's Press Office will have contacted the media to arrange a photo call, and that JA was invited to participate, in his capacity as Leader. Looks as though some of the many CoYC staff who sensibly bike to work, were rounded up as well.
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news it is. But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again. Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. ! The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the Council's Press Office will have contacted the media to arrange a photo call, and that JA was invited to participate, in his capacity as Leader. Looks as though some of the many CoYC staff who sensibly bike to work, were rounded up as well. pedalling paul
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11:38am Sun 16 Dec 12

GBTYZ says...

and I wonder how many of them break the Law
and I wonder how many of them break the Law GBTYZ
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12:38pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

pedalling paul wrote:
capt spaulding wrote: Fantastic news it is. But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again. Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. ! The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.
I think you'll find that the Council's Press Office will have contacted the media to arrange a photo call, and that JA was invited to participate, in his capacity as Leader.
who do you think controls what the council's press office does ???

I'll give you a clue - it's the person who says, 'I want to be in as many photo opportunities as possible, or else !!!!'
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news it is. But what winds most York folks up including me, is the way our council leader has used the event, which has nothing whatsoever to do with York or him ,to big himself up yet again. Looking at the press photo you would think the whole idea, the work involved and the event itself was all his doing. ! The only thing he did was round up a few cyclists and ring the press for a photo call.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the Council's Press Office will have contacted the media to arrange a photo call, and that JA was invited to participate, in his capacity as Leader.[/p][/quote]who do you think controls what the council's press office does ??? I'll give you a clue - it's the person who says, 'I want to be in as many photo opportunities as possible, or else !!!!' Scarlet Pimpernel
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12:43pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

capt spaulding wrote:
I have it on good authority that the Leader of York Council cannot ride a bike ?
It's time he learned, as the majority of York residents are urging him to get on his bike ? !!!
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: I have it on good authority that the Leader of York Council cannot ride a bike ?[/p][/quote]It's time he learned, as the majority of York residents are urging him to get on his bike ? !!! Scarlet Pimpernel
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1:33pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

GBTYZ wrote:
Lets hope that the Police get off their lazy backsides and start enforcing the law where cyclists are concerned and stop these morons on two wheels doing as they please
Unlikely.
They ignore other, more dangerous lawbreakers. Cyclists are small beer.

Few weeks ago I was on my bike and a taxi tried to overtake me approaching a red light. It was unnecessary, there wasn't room, the driver was being dangerous and aggressive and the taxi clipped the back of my bike.
As in: I was hit from behind by an aggressive driver.

Reported it to the police, number plate, taxi plate car make and model etc.
They told me there was nothing they cold do unless I was injured or my bike was damaged.
So, what, we have to wait till someone is hurt before we tackle dangerous drivers?
Cool, anyone want to volunteer to be that martyr?

Oh they added, did I suspect the driver was drunk?
No I said, I didn't suspect anything I KNEW he was a dangerous aggressive driver. CCTV would show it.
Well, sorry they said, there's nothing they could do.

That's an admission from the horse's mouth that idiots in taxis have free licence to spend their working days bullying other road users.


Anyway, this isn't the place for silly politics, this is good news. A world class sporting event coming to Yorkshire. Can't wait.
[quote][p][bold]GBTYZ[/bold] wrote: Lets hope that the Police get off their lazy backsides and start enforcing the law where cyclists are concerned and stop these morons on two wheels doing as they please[/p][/quote]Unlikely. They ignore other, more dangerous lawbreakers. Cyclists are small beer. Few weeks ago I was on my bike and a taxi tried to overtake me approaching a red light. It was unnecessary, there wasn't room, the driver was being dangerous and aggressive and the taxi clipped the back of my bike. As in: I was hit from behind by an aggressive driver. Reported it to the police, number plate, taxi plate car make and model etc. They told me there was nothing they cold do unless I was injured or my bike was damaged. So, what, we have to wait till someone is hurt before we tackle dangerous drivers? Cool, anyone want to volunteer to be that martyr? Oh they added, did I suspect the driver was drunk? No I said, I didn't suspect anything I KNEW he was a dangerous aggressive driver. CCTV would show it. Well, sorry they said, there's nothing they could do. That's an admission from the horse's mouth that idiots in taxis have free licence to spend their working days bullying other road users. Anyway, this isn't the place for silly politics, this is good news. A world class sporting event coming to Yorkshire. Can't wait. Buzz Light-year
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2:13pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Maltonian says...

I was surprised this didn't get at least a one liner on the national news on the day of it's announcement, but no mention. Maybe too far away from West London or Salford ..................
I was surprised this didn't get at least a one liner on the national news on the day of it's announcement, but no mention. Maybe too far away from West London or Salford .................. Maltonian
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6:09pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Sillybillies says...

Reported it to the police, number plate, taxi plate car make and model etc.
They told me there was nothing they cold do unless I was injured or my bike was damaged.
So, what, we have to wait till someone is hurt before we tackle dangerous drivers?
Cool, anyone want to volunteer to be that martyr?

I do sympathise, but there's no evidence, it's your word against the taxi driver's.
[quote]Reported it to the police, number plate, taxi plate car make and model etc. They told me there was nothing they cold do unless I was injured or my bike was damaged. So, what, we have to wait till someone is hurt before we tackle dangerous drivers? Cool, anyone want to volunteer to be that martyr?[/quote] I do sympathise, but there's no evidence, it's your word against the taxi driver's. Sillybillies
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7:06pm Sun 16 Dec 12

bloodaxe says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Yorkieand wrote:
Fantastic news! Even better when it gets up the noses of the moaning scrooges like the two above.
If Scrooge hated mid-life crisis cyclists in spandex blocking up the roads then spank my arse and call me Ebenezer.
Ebenezer.
Well, as John Lennon, put it, "this is Christmas". So are you the dog in the manger ?
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkieand[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news! Even better when it gets up the noses of the moaning scrooges like the two above.[/p][/quote]If Scrooge hated mid-life crisis cyclists in spandex blocking up the roads then spank my arse and call me Ebenezer.[/p][/quote]Ebenezer. Well, as John Lennon, put it, "this is Christmas". So are you the dog in the manger ? bloodaxe
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7:10pm Sun 16 Dec 12

bloodaxe says...

Funny that if this were such a non-event, Firenze and Edinburgh were desperate to get it. Le Grand Depart is a prestigious event in France and Yorkshire is lucky, or rather, well-organised enough to have won it. It confirms Visit Yorkshire as the country's premier tourist body.
Funny that if this were such a non-event, Firenze and Edinburgh were desperate to get it. Le Grand Depart is a prestigious event in France and Yorkshire is lucky, or rather, well-organised enough to have won it. It confirms Visit Yorkshire as the country's premier tourist body. bloodaxe
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7:12pm Sun 16 Dec 12

bloodaxe says...

eurosteve wrote:
Its not coming to York anyway !
its going to start in LEEDS

so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch !
ha ha ha ha ha ...........
Not decided yet.
[quote][p][bold]eurosteve[/bold] wrote: Its not coming to York anyway ! its going to start in LEEDS so tough cookies all you cycle loons who think the world owes you pride of place on the roads - you will have to "drive " to LEEDS to watch ! ha ha ha ha ha ...........[/p][/quote]Not decided yet. bloodaxe
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8:47pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Silver says...

As someone who didn't give a monkeys about the olympics I did watch the torch go Stonegate. I'll probably do the same with this as it's more then likely a once in a lifetime chance to see.
FYI like the olympics I don't care for the Tour De France but it'll be something to see
As someone who didn't give a monkeys about the olympics I did watch the torch go Stonegate. I'll probably do the same with this as it's more then likely a once in a lifetime chance to see. FYI like the olympics I don't care for the Tour De France but it'll be something to see Silver
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6:53am Mon 17 Dec 12

Paul Meoff says...

GBTYZ wrote:
and I wonder how many of them break the Law
Probably a smaller percentage than the law breakers who are drive.

I trust any holier than thou preacher who condemns cyclists behavior never does 21 in a 20 limit, 31 in a 30 limit, 71 on a motorway, parks on a yellow line, jumps a light etc.
[quote][p][bold]GBTYZ[/bold] wrote: and I wonder how many of them break the Law[/p][/quote]Probably a smaller percentage than the law breakers who are drive. I trust any holier than thou preacher who condemns cyclists behavior never does 21 in a 20 limit, 31 in a 30 limit, 71 on a motorway, parks on a yellow line, jumps a light etc. Paul Meoff
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11:00am Mon 17 Dec 12

meme says...

Everyone, whether walker cyclist motorcyclist car/lorry/van driver should get behind this..Forget petty issues and support a very important event
its only a few days but we get to host something that is a worldwide event...Most cities and their populace would give their hind legs for a chance like this.
What we have to do is make sure the beauty of our city and the hinterland are shown off to the world and we should also go out of our way to be welcoming, as only yorkshire folk can be. This is a City showcase so let's show the world how great york is
Everyone, whether walker cyclist motorcyclist car/lorry/van driver should get behind this..Forget petty issues and support a very important event its only a few days but we get to host something that is a worldwide event...Most cities and their populace would give their hind legs for a chance like this. What we have to do is make sure the beauty of our city and the hinterland are shown off to the world and we should also go out of our way to be welcoming, as only yorkshire folk can be. This is a City showcase so let's show the world how great york is meme
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11:34am Mon 17 Dec 12

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

meme wrote:
Everyone, whether walker cyclist motorcyclist car/lorry/van driver should get behind this..Forget petty issues and support a very important event its only a few days but we get to host something that is a worldwide event...Most cities and their populace would give their hind legs for a chance like this. What we have to do is make sure the beauty of our city and the hinterland are shown off to the world and we should also go out of our way to be welcoming, as only yorkshire folk can be. This is a City showcase so let's show the world how great york is
Think you will find that a stage will pass through York on one day only, and not be a stop over. An hour of cyclists passing through the city that will be caught by cameras focused on the cyles not the buildings will not be the big marketing opportunity some think it will be. Hotel trade might get a spike for a couple of days, but, this isn't the big deal it is made out to be. I've nothing against it, but, please don't make certain councillors already inflated ego's expand any more, as they claim all the credit.
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: Everyone, whether walker cyclist motorcyclist car/lorry/van driver should get behind this..Forget petty issues and support a very important event its only a few days but we get to host something that is a worldwide event...Most cities and their populace would give their hind legs for a chance like this. What we have to do is make sure the beauty of our city and the hinterland are shown off to the world and we should also go out of our way to be welcoming, as only yorkshire folk can be. This is a City showcase so let's show the world how great york is[/p][/quote]Think you will find that a stage will pass through York on one day only, and not be a stop over. An hour of cyclists passing through the city that will be caught by cameras focused on the cyles not the buildings will not be the big marketing opportunity some think it will be. Hotel trade might get a spike for a couple of days, but, this isn't the big deal it is made out to be. I've nothing against it, but, please don't make certain councillors already inflated ego's expand any more, as they claim all the credit. Scarlet Pimpernel
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1:26pm Mon 17 Dec 12

bloodaxe says...

Interesting to see who won Sports Personality of The Year last night.
Interesting to see who won Sports Personality of The Year last night. bloodaxe
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1:29pm Mon 17 Dec 12

YorkieTalkie says...

Oh for goodness sake, how can this be anything but fantastic news? York getting a well-deserved platform in which to showcase itself, as well as the rest of this great county.

Most tourists from abroad go to London by default, without knowing anything about Yorkshire. Yes there'll be a spike in visitors when the event is on, but there will almost certainly be additional visitors afterwards if we get it right!

Starting with getting the southern-biased media to look northwards for once!
Oh for goodness sake, how can this be anything but fantastic news? York getting a well-deserved platform in which to showcase itself, as well as the rest of this great county. Most tourists from abroad go to London by default, without knowing anything about Yorkshire. Yes there'll be a spike in visitors when the event is on, but there will almost certainly be additional visitors afterwards if we get it right! Starting with getting the southern-biased media to look northwards for once! YorkieTalkie
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9:46am Tue 18 Dec 12

Hoofarted says...

Great News!

As the headline says

"Yorkshire win the bid!"

Well done York Council for putting the bid forward and possibly returning £70 plus Million to this great City.

Things like this makes one realise how important our elected leaders are. Love the picture also.. Yay !
Great News! As the headline says "Yorkshire win the bid!" Well done York Council for putting the bid forward and possibly returning £70 plus Million to this great City. Things like this makes one realise how important our elected leaders are. Love the picture also.. Yay ! Hoofarted
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10:52am Tue 18 Dec 12

boardman_rider says...

I just love the amount of people skating cyclists. You are probably the same people who I see jumping red lights every day in a bid to get home quicker after pushing your pens all day. I don't know how you have the nerve To moan at cyclists. The other day a man jumped a red light at blossom street (taxi driver) and when I set off he had the cheek to beep his horn at me. I don't see why you think you get extra special rights on the road. Yes blah de blah you pay road tax etc. But on the flip side you are nice and warm in your vehicle staying dry and polluting the environment whilst we get wet cold and stay fit. So both parties have there positives. Appreciate having our name put on the map for such a major sporting event instead of moaning about something you have no interest in.
I just love the amount of people skating cyclists. You are probably the same people who I see jumping red lights every day in a bid to get home quicker after pushing your pens all day. I don't know how you have the nerve To moan at cyclists. The other day a man jumped a red light at blossom street (taxi driver) and when I set off he had the cheek to beep his horn at me. I don't see why you think you get extra special rights on the road. Yes blah de blah you pay road tax etc. But on the flip side you are nice and warm in your vehicle staying dry and polluting the environment whilst we get wet cold and stay fit. So both parties have there positives. Appreciate having our name put on the map for such a major sporting event instead of moaning about something you have no interest in. boardman_rider
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4:26pm Tue 18 Dec 12

yorkshirelad says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
GBTYZ wrote:
and I wonder how many of them break the Law
Probably a smaller percentage than the law breakers who are drive.

I trust any holier than thou preacher who condemns cyclists behavior never does 21 in a 20 limit, 31 in a 30 limit, 71 on a motorway, parks on a yellow line, jumps a light etc.
...uses a mobile, texts, blocks a yellow-box junction, parks on the pavement or verge, drives with misty windows, drives under the influence, ignores stopping distances, thinks the Races means literally that on the roads, goes over the stop line at red to block the cycle box, drives in the bus lane.... it goes on and on.

Sure there are cyclists jumping lights etc but the scale of their offences (in numbers and severity) is absolutely dwarfed by motor vehicle offences.

Singling out cyclists re breaking road traffic law is simply prejudice.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GBTYZ[/bold] wrote: and I wonder how many of them break the Law[/p][/quote]Probably a smaller percentage than the law breakers who are drive. I trust any holier than thou preacher who condemns cyclists behavior never does 21 in a 20 limit, 31 in a 30 limit, 71 on a motorway, parks on a yellow line, jumps a light etc.[/p][/quote]...uses a mobile, texts, blocks a yellow-box junction, parks on the pavement or verge, drives with misty windows, drives under the influence, ignores stopping distances, thinks the Races means literally that on the roads, goes over the stop line at red to block the cycle box, drives in the bus lane.... it goes on and on. Sure there are cyclists jumping lights etc but the scale of their offences (in numbers and severity) is absolutely dwarfed by motor vehicle offences. Singling out cyclists re breaking road traffic law is simply prejudice. yorkshirelad
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4:42pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hoofarted says...

You forgot, failing to hand signal and swerving across the road in front of cars. Over taking slow moving vehicles on Lendal bridge and scratching them whilst squeezing between the vehicles. Riding the wrong way up one way streets and expecting oncoming vehicles to stop for them. Riding on the pavements and swerving past pedestrians. The list goes on and on.
You forgot, failing to hand signal and swerving across the road in front of cars. Over taking slow moving vehicles on Lendal bridge and scratching them whilst squeezing between the vehicles. Riding the wrong way up one way streets and expecting oncoming vehicles to stop for them. Riding on the pavements and swerving past pedestrians. The list goes on and on. Hoofarted
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