Ride the route of the Tour De France, Grand Départ

Ilkey, West Yorkshire

Come and experience a section of the greatest cycle race in the world and cycle through some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere.

The Grand Départ covers approximately 30 miles of Bradford district taking in some of the most iconic sites in the area. So dust off your bike and come and enjoy a cycling holiday in the beautiful district of Bradford.

You don’t need to be a lycra-clad professional cyclist to be able to enjoy a section of the Grand Départ; it can be enjoyed by cyclists of all levels.

The Tour De France has never visited northern England before so why not visit and be part of this historic event. After you have enjoyed your day on your bike you can then enjoy true Yorkshire hospitality and stay in one of the many towns and villages it passes through. From the former spa town of Ilkley to the literary village of Haworth, famous for the Brontë Sisters there is something to suit anyone.

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Cycling through beautiful West Yorkshire countryside© Ilkley Cycling Club
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