THERE are just 12 days to go until the Tour de France comes to York.

And now we are offering you a chance to be right at the heart of the action.

The Press and City of York Council have 50 pairs of tickets for the Grand Depart event at Knavesmire, which became fully booked within 24 hours of tickets going on sale.

The event on Sunday 6 July promises to be a spectacular celebration - and it couldn't be easier to be in with a chance of winning.

To be in with a chance of winning one of the 30 pairs, simply send a postcard with your name, address and daytime phone number to Grand Depart competition, c/o Gavin Aitchison, The Press, 76-86 Walmgate, York, YO1 9YN or email your details to with "Grand Depart" in the subject line.

Winners will be drawn at random at 11am on Monday, June 30, and notified that day.