The new Leeds Arena will host the presentation of the teams on July 3 2014, before the first stage begins in the city on July 5. The stage will be a total 190km and take the following route from Leeds – Harewood – Otley – Ilkley – Skipton – Kettlewell – Aysgarth – Hawes – Reeth – Leyburn – Ripon – Harrogate.
Along the route riders will cross the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Pennines, before reaching Harrogate, where the first maillot jaune of 2014 will be handed out.
Stage two begins in York, passes west through Harrogate, then heading south past Keighley, Huddersfield, Holmfirth and ending in Sheffield. Stage two is 200km and from its start in York will take in the breath-taking surroundings of Knaresborough – Silsden – Keighley – Haworth – Hebden Bridge – Elland – Huddersfield – Holmfirth – Sheffield. With the parcours, in places, resembling the lumpy terrain of Liège-Bastogne-Liège it certainly could be a tough day for the riders.
So now you just need to get peddling fast to get some of the best rooms at the Leopold Hotel Sheffield and be in the finishing crowd and take in the evening’s parties and celebrations – don’t miss out on this chance of a lifetime to see the Tour De France in Sheffield.