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Yorkshire MPs back Tour de France idea
9:08am Monday 28th May 2012 in News
A GROUP of MPs have launched a Westminster bid backing the campaign to bring the opening stages of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in four years’ time.
Detailed talks have already been held with the event’s organising committee about the possibility of Yorkshire hosting the Grand Depart – the first two days of the race, which are held in a new location every year – in 2016.
Leeds would be the starting destination, but the teams would then pass through the Yorkshire Dales before heading to York, Scarborough and the North York Moors, while parts of East Yorkshire could also be included in the route.
An Early Day Motion – which is a form of Parliamentary petition – has been tabled by MPs supporting Welcome to Yorkshire’s aim of bringing the Tour to Yorkshire.