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Tour De France Route To Go Through Barnsley

Thursday October 24 2013


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NEXT year's Tour de France route will run through Barnsley.

On Sunday, July 6, the Tour's second stage comes to Barnsley as the route travels through parts of the borough.

The route was revealed at a press conference in Paris earlier on Wednesday morning, where all the stages of the 2014 Tour have been announced to the teams, dignitaries and media.

Entering Barnsley from the A6024 Woodhead and Peak District area, the peloton will ride past Salter’s Brook Bridge, over the Flouch roundabout, through Langsett on the A616, and leaves the Barnsley borough at Midhopestones, travelling on to Sheffield, where the stage will finish.

Over the next few months, Barnsley Council will be working with a variety of organisations, businesses, cycling clubs and communities to ensure anyone coming to Barnsley to be a part of the Tour de France has the best experience possible.

In the build up to the arrival of the Tour, detailed information will be given to residents, businesses and visitors regarding the impact of the race on Barnsley. We'll make sure you get each bit of information.

Christian Prudhomme, director of Le Tour, said: “
"We're excited to take Le Tour back to Britain again. I know the Grand Depart in Yorkshire will be visually stunning and technically challenging and the third stage from the cycling city of Cambridge to the historic heart of London will provide a fitting finale.

"The British cycling fans are passionate people and I'm sure they will line the routes of the three stages cheering the teams and riders all the way from Yorkshire to London, providing an unforgettable start to the 2014 Tour."

Diana Terris, Barnsley Council's chief executive, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for Barnsley as we welcome such a high profile, international event to our borough.

"I hope that the hard work we're putting into being part of the Tour de France will create a wonderful legacy for cycling in Barnsley."

The 101st edition of Le Tour will start on Saturday, July 5 in Leeds before travelling 120 miles to Harrogate, where the first Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France 2014 will be awarded.

The next day, the riders will leave York for Sheffield on a tricky 125-mile stage whose final section will include a climb of Holme Moss.

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Reply Posted by Ackerman on Thursday October 24 2013 at 10:33
I hope they got mountain bike's because with the state of Barnsley's roads they going to need one.

Reply Posted by Dan on Thursday October 24 2013 at 10:39
Well seeing as they ride through a mountain range I'd say they have mountain bikes.

Reply Posted by Bikerboi on Thursday October 24 2013 at 11:01
Skirting the very outside edge of the Barnsley Borough only because they have no option us hardly going through Barnsley when there are no other routes available. I would like to know what hard work they are putting in??? - if you blink you will miss the part in Barnsley

Reply Posted by Pingu on Thursday October 24 2013 at 11:08
I have been asked to start the race after turning on lights what about that TT

Reply Posted by toby tyke on Thursday October 24 2013 at 12:03
am tellin thi nar...gerof my patch. vous et un imbecile. ferme le bouche et flambe votre pied. si thi....am ready.!!! Viva la France, s,il vous plait...SACRER BLU.

Reply Posted by barnsley bob on Thursday October 24 2013 at 11:21
they are riding on the outskirts of barnsley because if they ride through barnsley they are frightened of having their bikes stolen.

Reply Posted by Claire on Thursday October 24 2013 at 12:11
I can't believe all the negative comments on here. I for one will be booking the day off work and will stand and cheer the cyclists on, in what is a very beautiful part of the world.

Reply Posted by Pingu on Thursday October 24 2013 at 12:49
Can't believe someone. On here WORKS ant you got nowt better to pass your time (washing ironing cleaning up)

Reply Posted by toby tyke on Thursday October 24 2013 at 16:20
Oi, pingu, dunt start pulling us darn nar, remember, thar,ll be here at crimbo! Oolala.

Reply Posted by Pingu on Thursday October 24 2013 at 12:55
They chose Barnsley so all the cyclists can get their fix easy I've heard Lance Armstrong is making a comeback and TT nice French you know your onions

Reply Posted by toby tyke on Thursday October 24 2013 at 19:53
Oui oui Monsieur Pingu. Je un chef par excellence,Mon specialist c,est pingu et pom frit. Avec in soupcon pour champagne. So that Berra get on THAR bike. I'm deffo doowin,t bike race. So just flap off.

Reply Posted by King Fred on Thursday October 24 2013 at 16:11
Brilliant stuff! These cyclists are the real tough men of sport. It will be an honour to see these super human athletes come through Yorkshire.

They sure do put footballers to shame.

Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Friday October 25 2013 at 15:08
Please can you ask Councillor Miller for a comment on this, he normally has one for everything else. Is it true that the first Mountain Stage is the climb out of a deep pothole just as the enter the stretch of road that is un-maintained by Barnsley Councils Pothole Department??

Reply Posted by mr x on Sunday October 27 2013 at 10:06
Youll probly find it will all get resurfaced but better than Rotherham road

Reply Posted by Hec on Monday October 28 2013 at 22:32
Sheffield has already resurfaced the (barely used) roads that had grass going down the middle, from the Flouch area onwards. Were they told - or did they just guess?

Reply Posted by LV on Monday October 28 2013 at 23:42
I don't get people sometimes, first complaining that the roads will be jammed due to the race, then complaining that it only runs the outskirts of Barnsley. Make up yours minds, be happy, be mad or don't bother - it's cycling, not tennis!

Reply Posted by trev on Sunday December 8 2013 at 23:45
this race will put yorkshire on the map and i cant wait to see it