20,000 free York Tour de France tickets snapped up

York Press: Coun. Sonia Crisp ,Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism for the City of York Council and William Derby, Chief Executive of York Racecourse launch the release of tickets for Le Grand Depart at York Racecourse . Coun. Sonia Crisp ,Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism for the City of York Council and William Derby, Chief Executive of York Racecourse launch the release of tickets for Le Grand Depart at York Racecourse .

TWENTY thousand free tickets to watch the Tour de France when it sets off from York Racecourse have been snapped up in just four and a half hours.

Racecourse spokesman James Brennan said the website and phone line were both extremely busy from opening at 9am, with inquiries coming from all over the country from people wanting to see the start of Day Two of the Grand Départ on Sunday, July 6.

He said:”People calling the team of 20 people manning the phones were predominantly from York, Harrogate, Tadcaster and the York postcode, but we had calls from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Hertfordshire, and one from an Australian.”

He said the website’s broadband width had been widened in an attempt to meet demand, but there had been some frustration early on, as people struggled to get on to the site.

Ticketholders at the racecourse will be able to go into the stands to watch the build-up to the race and then the cyclists, with the leading riders being presented to the crowds before they head into York and then start the competitive racing.

Giant screens and hundreds of televisions around the site will allow visitors to follow all the action from the Tour itself as it heads towards the daily finish in Sheffield.

Mr Brennan urged anyone who had obtained a ticket but later found they would be unable to make it to contact the racecourse, so that their booking could be cancelled and their ticket given to someone else.

He said there would be a review as to whether another allocation of tickets could be made, with an announcement on this due to be made on March 3.

He stressed that there would be many other locations around the city where people would be able to see the riders.

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1:48pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

paul?
paul? Archiebold the 1st

2:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Oyy you says...

Keep em......
Keep em...... Oyy you

2:34pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

If York is to make money from bike race visitors then the tickets should go to non-resident tourists - especially French! If the City is filled with locals they'll all come late and disappear back home ten minutes after all the bikes have gone.
If York is to make money from bike race visitors then the tickets should go to non-resident tourists - especially French! If the City is filled with locals they'll all come late and disappear back home ten minutes after all the bikes have gone. Garrowby Turnoff

3:07pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Platform9 says...

They wont be able to go very fast on the racecourse?
They wont be able to go very fast on the racecourse? Platform9

4:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

SethArmstrong says...

Chuffed to bits that the Tour is coming to Yorkshire, but still annoyed it wont visit the coast and basically does West Yorkshire twice. Also it should be pointed out it's a bigger coup for the Cities that get a stage finish rather than a depart like York, which doesn't attract the same sort of viewing figures for obvious reasons. Still, it's going to be brilliant.
Chuffed to bits that the Tour is coming to Yorkshire, but still annoyed it wont visit the coast and basically does West Yorkshire twice. Also it should be pointed out it's a bigger coup for the Cities that get a stage finish rather than a depart like York, which doesn't attract the same sort of viewing figures for obvious reasons. Still, it's going to be brilliant. SethArmstrong

4:55pm Wed 22 Jan 14

yorkie71 says...

Looking forward to it but didnt realise there would be fun fair and camping sites for a 3 nights right on my doorstep !! (at Millenium bridge) at least is isn't for 9 nights like they have near Heworth !!

http://letour.york.g
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http://letour.york.g
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hp

Do the council police their own events for noise levels ???
Looking forward to it but didnt realise there would be fun fair and camping sites for a 3 nights right on my doorstep !! (at Millenium bridge) at least is isn't for 9 nights like they have near Heworth !! http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub3.p hp http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub1.p hp Do the council police their own events for noise levels ??? yorkie71

5:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

is that not marjorie dawes in that picture?
is that not marjorie dawes in that picture? oi oi savaloy

6:02pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pedalling paul says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
paul?
Moi? What can I possibly say...? I'm lost for superlatives.
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: paul?[/p][/quote]Moi? What can I possibly say...? I'm lost for superlatives. pedalling paul

7:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

CaroleBaines says...

This sounds brilliant. I may even glamp! :-)
This sounds brilliant. I may even glamp! :-) CaroleBaines

2:07am Thu 23 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

SethArmstrong wrote:
Chuffed to bits that the Tour is coming to Yorkshire, but still annoyed it wont visit the coast and basically does West Yorkshire twice. Also it should be pointed out it's a bigger coup for the Cities that get a stage finish rather than a depart like York, which doesn't attract the same sort of viewing figures for obvious reasons. Still, it's going to be brilliant.
Agreed... really, the tour should have started somewhere in the Dales, gone across to Whitby, down to Scarborough, then west to finish day 1 in York.... and I haven't come up with that route just because they'd likely come along Malton Road and so then I'd only have a 5 minute walk to see the riders race past!!
[quote][p][bold]SethArmstrong[/bold] wrote: Chuffed to bits that the Tour is coming to Yorkshire, but still annoyed it wont visit the coast and basically does West Yorkshire twice. Also it should be pointed out it's a bigger coup for the Cities that get a stage finish rather than a depart like York, which doesn't attract the same sort of viewing figures for obvious reasons. Still, it's going to be brilliant.[/p][/quote]Agreed... really, the tour should have started somewhere in the Dales, gone across to Whitby, down to Scarborough, then west to finish day 1 in York.... and I haven't come up with that route just because they'd likely come along Malton Road and so then I'd only have a 5 minute walk to see the riders race past!! Magicman!

7:19am Thu 23 Jan 14

mortandindi says...

boring, boring, boring.
boring, boring, boring. mortandindi

7:28am Thu 23 Jan 14

oldgoat says...

Thanks for the heads-up. Have no interest. The Tour de France should be in France, not Yorkshire.
Thanks for the heads-up. Have no interest. The Tour de France should be in France, not Yorkshire. oldgoat

9:02am Thu 23 Jan 14

What's Up, Doc? says...

oldgoat wrote:
Thanks for the heads-up. Have no interest. The Tour de France should be in France, not Yorkshire.
Miserable old goat!
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the heads-up. Have no interest. The Tour de France should be in France, not Yorkshire.[/p][/quote]Miserable old goat! What's Up, Doc?

9:10am Thu 23 Jan 14

driffred says...

quarter to nine site working but very slow
Nine o'clock and after site not there take it they have been
blitzed by the number of people wanting tickets
quarter to nine site working but very slow Nine o'clock and after site not there take it they have been blitzed by the number of people wanting tickets driffred

9:31am Thu 23 Jan 14

roskoboskovic says...

do they do this in france,issuing tickets to a free event.as a long standing fan and viewer of the TDF i am quickly getting sick of the hype.on LOOK NORTH every night the increasingly decrepit harry gration gets more and more excited.we ve got another 6 months of this nonsense with the intention of generating money.but for who.certainly not the long suffering residents.
do they do this in france,issuing tickets to a free event.as a long standing fan and viewer of the TDF i am quickly getting sick of the hype.on LOOK NORTH every night the increasingly decrepit harry gration gets more and more excited.we ve got another 6 months of this nonsense with the intention of generating money.but for who.certainly not the long suffering residents. roskoboskovic

9:34am Thu 23 Jan 14

Acomblady says...

went on at 9 and took 15 minutes to get my tickets
went on at 9 and took 15 minutes to get my tickets Acomblady

9:40am Thu 23 Jan 14

driffred says...

0940 gave up on the web
phoned and got tickets straight away
0940 gave up on the web phoned and got tickets straight away driffred

9:48am Thu 23 Jan 14

taddy road says...

I ttried to access race course web site at 8:50. It would not even load up. 9:15 it eventually did, but then it would open up the tour tickets section. Great, typical of the race course. Promises so much but then fails to deliver.
I ttried to access race course web site at 8:50. It would not even load up. 9:15 it eventually did, but then it would open up the tour tickets section. Great, typical of the race course. Promises so much but then fails to deliver. taddy road

9:48am Thu 23 Jan 14

Charlotte133 says...

Am I looking in the wrong place I wonder as I can't find any way to get tickets on the website (when I finally got it to load). I may give up!
Am I looking in the wrong place I wonder as I can't find any way to get tickets on the website (when I finally got it to load). I may give up! Charlotte133

9:49am Thu 23 Jan 14

Ninja9 says...

The tickets are only available online and only to peeps with a YO postcode - they have been advertised in the Yorkshire Evening Post (a Leeds rag) but my Leeds rellies can't apply for them. We need all our four.
So I'm not sure how tourists from further afield are going to be at the racecourse start...
The tickets are only available online and only to peeps with a YO postcode - they have been advertised in the Yorkshire Evening Post (a Leeds rag) but my Leeds rellies can't apply for them. We need all our four. So I'm not sure how tourists from further afield are going to be at the racecourse start... Ninja9

9:50am Thu 23 Jan 14

Bigwood says...

Got my four tickets on the website just after 9am. I'm a very happy chappy!
Got my four tickets on the website just after 9am. I'm a very happy chappy! Bigwood

9:52am Thu 23 Jan 14

Charlotte133 says...

Have just phoned and got some.
Have just phoned and got some. Charlotte133

10:03am Thu 23 Jan 14

notmyrealname says...

keep trying it works eventually
keep trying it works eventually notmyrealname

10:03am Thu 23 Jan 14

Ninja9 says...

My rellie just got them by phone - I didn't realise you could do that - it said "online only". They said they were having "issues" with the website.
My rellie just got them by phone - I didn't realise you could do that - it said "online only". They said they were having "issues" with the website. Ninja9

10:07am Thu 23 Jan 14

beargirl says...

Ninja9 wrote:
The tickets are only available online and only to peeps with a YO postcode - they have been advertised in the Yorkshire Evening Post (a Leeds rag) but my Leeds rellies can't apply for them. We need all our four.
So I'm not sure how tourists from further afield are going to be at the racecourse start...
I think there was an error on the site, if you resubmit the form after the postcode error message it works, my parents got some with a Wakefield postcode. Hope your relatives can get some too :)
[quote][p][bold]Ninja9[/bold] wrote: The tickets are only available online and only to peeps with a YO postcode - they have been advertised in the Yorkshire Evening Post (a Leeds rag) but my Leeds rellies can't apply for them. We need all our four. So I'm not sure how tourists from further afield are going to be at the racecourse start...[/p][/quote]I think there was an error on the site, if you resubmit the form after the postcode error message it works, my parents got some with a Wakefield postcode. Hope your relatives can get some too :) beargirl

10:13am Thu 23 Jan 14

Tom6187 says...

You'd have to pay me to take one. What a boring waste of time, keep the nonsense drug abuser event in France.
You'd have to pay me to take one. What a boring waste of time, keep the nonsense drug abuser event in France. Tom6187

12:29pm Thu 23 Jan 14

tobefair says...

If it is going to be such a huge success how come the tickets are free?
If they had been put on sale worldwide York and the racecourse would have made a fortune, or isn't it all it's cracked up to be so they have to give tickets away to make sure people turn up.
If it is going to be such a huge success how come the tickets are free? If they had been put on sale worldwide York and the racecourse would have made a fortune, or isn't it all it's cracked up to be so they have to give tickets away to make sure people turn up. tobefair

12:41pm Thu 23 Jan 14

PositiveFootball says...

This is fantastic. Free tickets to see one of the biggest sporting events on the planet in one of the beautiful Cities in the World. Tre Magnifique!
This is fantastic. Free tickets to see one of the biggest sporting events on the planet in one of the beautiful Cities in the World. Tre Magnifique! PositiveFootball

1:25pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Waspish1 says...

According to the website all the free tickets have now gone.
According to the website all the free tickets have now gone. Waspish1

2:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

the original Homer says...

Ninja9 wrote:
My rellie just got them by phone - I didn't realise you could do that - it said "online only". They said they were having "issues" with the website.
It seems many tried to get tickets via t'internet, due to it saying "online only".

As people found out, York Racecourse have a horse-driven website (even slower than York Presses steam-driven version).

I 'phoned for tickets and got through to an Italian guy called Detttori.

He asked if I was calling on a mobile 'phone, to which I said "no".

He then asked if my 'phone was cordless, and I said "no" to that as well.

He then said "that's-a OK then - we only take-a de calls on a line"
[quote][p][bold]Ninja9[/bold] wrote: My rellie just got them by phone - I didn't realise you could do that - it said "online only". They said they were having "issues" with the website.[/p][/quote]It seems many tried to get tickets via t'internet, due to it saying "online only". As people found out, York Racecourse have a horse-driven website (even slower than York Presses steam-driven version). I 'phoned for tickets and got through to an Italian guy called Detttori. He asked if I was calling on a mobile 'phone, to which I said "no". He then asked if my 'phone was cordless, and I said "no" to that as well. He then said "that's-a OK then - we only take-a de calls on a line" the original Homer

3:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

fixedfanatic says...

Having experienced the TDF in London I would suggest people make the effort and go further afield to watch it, having a few beers or a glass of wine and listening for the TV helicopters getting ever nearer as the promotional cavalcade comes by is one of the best parts of the day. Watching it from the stands of York Racecourse then having to queue for the bar & toilets seems a bit sterile to me particularly when it the riders will be leaving at 9am. Vive le tour
Having experienced the TDF in London I would suggest people make the effort and go further afield to watch it, having a few beers or a glass of wine and listening for the TV helicopters getting ever nearer as the promotional cavalcade comes by is one of the best parts of the day. Watching it from the stands of York Racecourse then having to queue for the bar & toilets seems a bit sterile to me particularly when it the riders will be leaving at 9am. Vive le tour fixedfanatic

3:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

fixedfanatic says...

fixedfanatic wrote:
Having experienced the TDF in London I would suggest people make the effort and go further afield to watch it, having a few beers or a glass of wine and listening for the TV helicopters getting ever nearer as the promotional cavalcade comes by is one of the best parts of the day. Watching it from the stands of York Racecourse then having to queue for the bar & toilets seems a bit sterile to me particularly when it the riders will be leaving at 9am. Vive le tour
Apologies the publicity caravan leaves at 9am the riders leave at 11am
[quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: Having experienced the TDF in London I would suggest people make the effort and go further afield to watch it, having a few beers or a glass of wine and listening for the TV helicopters getting ever nearer as the promotional cavalcade comes by is one of the best parts of the day. Watching it from the stands of York Racecourse then having to queue for the bar & toilets seems a bit sterile to me particularly when it the riders will be leaving at 9am. Vive le tour[/p][/quote]Apologies the publicity caravan leaves at 9am the riders leave at 11am fixedfanatic

3:56pm Thu 23 Jan 14

spockboy2 says...

How can you find people on bikes so interesting.
I have some to sell on ebay if you cant get any :)
How can you find people on bikes so interesting. I have some to sell on ebay if you cant get any :) spockboy2

4:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

spiritofyork says...

this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS!
FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.
this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC. spiritofyork

4:40pm Thu 23 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...
It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling... smudge2

5:09pm Thu 23 Jan 14

fixedfanatic says...

spiritofyork wrote:
this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS!
FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.
"this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents" Is this based on a survey you have carried out or is it just your own very narrow minded opinion?

"WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE" What other foreign nonsense annoys you? Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia?

Last time I checked we were part of a continent called Europe.
Europe is a multi cultural place and if you embraced it a little more then maybe you would enjoy it?
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.[/p][/quote]"this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents" Is this based on a survey you have carried out or is it just your own very narrow minded opinion? "WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE" What other foreign nonsense annoys you? Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia? Last time I checked we were part of a continent called Europe. Europe is a multi cultural place and if you embraced it a little more then maybe you would enjoy it? fixedfanatic

5:12pm Thu 23 Jan 14

fixedfanatic says...

smudge2 wrote:
It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...
It just goes to show how boring some residents of York are when one of the biggest sporting events in the world is on your doorstep and you are not even slightly interested.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...[/p][/quote]It just goes to show how boring some residents of York are when one of the biggest sporting events in the world is on your doorstep and you are not even slightly interested. fixedfanatic

5:29pm Thu 23 Jan 14

again says...

spiritofyork wrote:
this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS!
FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.
How wrong can you be?

And you ain't the Spirit of York, nowt like it. You insult us every time you comment.
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.[/p][/quote]How wrong can you be? And you ain't the Spirit of York, nowt like it. You insult us every time you comment. again

5:32pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Bigwood says...

spiritofyork wrote:
this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS!
FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.
We need less people like you more like.
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.[/p][/quote]We need less people like you more like. Bigwood

5:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Ican'tdecideonaname says...

spiritofyork wrote:
this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS!
FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.
90% of York residents don't welcome it???? Is that figure factual or did you pluck it out of thin air??? The latter more than likely!!! As for the idiots in lycra -these people are doing their bit for the environment - you should maybe try it one day and who knows you might feel good about yourself instead of trying to ridicule others to make yourself feel better!!!
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.[/p][/quote]90% of York residents don't welcome it???? Is that figure factual or did you pluck it out of thin air??? The latter more than likely!!! As for the idiots in lycra -these people are doing their bit for the environment - you should maybe try it one day and who knows you might feel good about yourself instead of trying to ridicule others to make yourself feel better!!! Ican'tdecideonaname

9:41pm Thu 23 Jan 14

yorkonafork says...

Spirit of York, you didn't happen to be involved in Campaign for York did you as well?
Going completey against the actual values and needs of the City and annoying most people while hiding behind a ridiculous name claiming you like York in hope to trick people?
Spirit of York, you didn't happen to be involved in Campaign for York did you as well? Going completey against the actual values and needs of the City and annoying most people while hiding behind a ridiculous name claiming you like York in hope to trick people? yorkonafork

1:26am Fri 24 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

spiritofyork wrote:
this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS!
FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.
There you go again with your stupid generalisation nonsense again. As I said yesterday: SHOW ME THE STASTICS TO BACK UP YOUR BRASH CLAIMS. Just because your alisa is 'spiritofyork' it does not mean in any way that you speak for the people of this city.... and if you ever did, you'd find the city's population got significantly smaller.
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: this is not welcome in York by 90% of the residents. we see enough idiots on bikes every day in their lycra. we don't need more of them...WE NEED LESS! FOREIGN NONSENSE NOT WELCOME HERE. get the message CoYC.[/p][/quote]There you go again with your stupid generalisation nonsense again. As I said yesterday: SHOW ME THE STASTICS TO BACK UP YOUR BRASH CLAIMS. Just because your alisa is 'spiritofyork' it does not mean in any way that you speak for the people of this city.... and if you ever did, you'd find the city's population got significantly smaller. Magicman!

1:30am Fri 24 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

As for the whole 'lycra' thing.... you don't have to wear lycra to be a cyclist. I've cycled 80 miles from my house to Manchester in Jeans and a T-shirt before now (which included going over Saddleworth Moor in fog, the cold wind made my arms numb on the descent!) - and to be frankly honest I would not be seen dead in Lycra!

I also have a sneaking suspicion that if this event was about anything other than cycling, there would not be anywhere near as many negative comments from cynical moaning gits on here!
As for the whole 'lycra' thing.... you don't have to wear lycra to be a cyclist. I've cycled 80 miles from my house to Manchester in Jeans and a T-shirt before now (which included going over Saddleworth Moor in fog, the cold wind made my arms numb on the descent!) - and to be frankly honest I would not be seen dead in Lycra! I also have a sneaking suspicion that if this event was about anything other than cycling, there would not be anywhere near as many negative comments from cynical moaning gits on here! Magicman!

7:09am Fri 24 Jan 14

oldgoat says...

Magicman! wrote:
As for the whole 'lycra' thing.... you don't have to wear lycra to be a cyclist. I've cycled 80 miles from my house to Manchester in Jeans and a T-shirt before now (which included going over Saddleworth Moor in fog, the cold wind made my arms numb on the descent!) - and to be frankly honest I would not be seen dead in Lycra!

I also have a sneaking suspicion that if this event was about anything other than cycling, there would not be anywhere near as many negative comments from cynical moaning gits on here!
You mean some of us cyclists are fed up with the cycle-centric obsessives? Surely not.....

On the positive side,20,000 tickets is not quite a small race meeting, so the car park will not be that full.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: As for the whole 'lycra' thing.... you don't have to wear lycra to be a cyclist. I've cycled 80 miles from my house to Manchester in Jeans and a T-shirt before now (which included going over Saddleworth Moor in fog, the cold wind made my arms numb on the descent!) - and to be frankly honest I would not be seen dead in Lycra! I also have a sneaking suspicion that if this event was about anything other than cycling, there would not be anywhere near as many negative comments from cynical moaning gits on here![/p][/quote]You mean some of us cyclists are fed up with the cycle-centric obsessives? Surely not..... On the positive side,20,000 tickets is not quite a small race meeting, so the car park will not be that full. oldgoat

7:56am Fri 24 Jan 14

oscarz says...

Bring it on can't wait!! a great coup for York and Yorkshire!! let's celebrate one of the Worlds most iconic sporting events coming to our very own back yard,
Bring it on can't wait!! a great coup for York and Yorkshire!! let's celebrate one of the Worlds most iconic sporting events coming to our very own back yard, oscarz

9:15am Fri 24 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

fixedfanatic wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...
It just goes to show how boring some residents of York are when one of the biggest sporting events in the world is on your doorstep and you are not even slightly interested.
I would rather watch paint dry !!
[quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...[/p][/quote]It just goes to show how boring some residents of York are when one of the biggest sporting events in the world is on your doorstep and you are not even slightly interested.[/p][/quote]I would rather watch paint dry !! smudge2

11:39am Fri 24 Jan 14

m dee says...

smudge2 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...
It just goes to show how boring some residents of York are when one of the biggest sporting events in the world is on your doorstep and you are not even slightly interested.
I would rather watch paint dry !!
I would suggest you try Dulux Brilliant White water based paint it only takes 30 minutes in normal conditions.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: It just goes to show how boring UK life has become if people find enjoyment in watching people cycling...[/p][/quote]It just goes to show how boring some residents of York are when one of the biggest sporting events in the world is on your doorstep and you are not even slightly interested.[/p][/quote]I would rather watch paint dry !![/p][/quote]I would suggest you try Dulux Brilliant White water based paint it only takes 30 minutes in normal conditions. m dee

5:24pm Fri 24 Jan 14

localyocal86 says...

yorkie71 wrote:
Looking forward to it but didnt realise there would be fun fair and camping sites for a 3 nights right on my doorstep !! (at Millenium bridge) at least is isn't for 9 nights like they have near Heworth !! http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub3.p hp http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub1.p hp Do the council police their own events for noise levels ???
Agreed.

I had no idea that I was going to be sharing access routes and potentially putting up with noise/ rubbish etc on my doorstep. Free tickets, lovely for those who got them... shame that those directly impacted by these campsites weren't given first refusal!
[quote][p][bold]yorkie71[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to it but didnt realise there would be fun fair and camping sites for a 3 nights right on my doorstep !! (at Millenium bridge) at least is isn't for 9 nights like they have near Heworth !! http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub3.p hp http://letour.york.g ov.uk/camping_hub1.p hp Do the council police their own events for noise levels ???[/p][/quote]Agreed. I had no idea that I was going to be sharing access routes and potentially putting up with noise/ rubbish etc on my doorstep. Free tickets, lovely for those who got them... shame that those directly impacted by these campsites weren't given first refusal! localyocal86

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