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I can't see a thread for this, but would love to go and watch some of the elite road races.
Maybe train to Leeds, watch the depart, then cycle up to the 7-lap finishing circuit around Harrogate. Or watch the race pass through Skipton and then cycling to watch the finish at Harrogate...
Is anyone else thinking about going ?
Any Yorkshire locals with some advice on travel, accomodation, etc? @TM
Bizarrely I manage to miss both the TdY and the world champs this year as am away touring for both. There’s a few nice roads between skipton and Harrogate so that could be a good shout. If you want to find out what the non-knobhead cyclists of Leeds are doing in terms of viewing, join the Fixed Gear Leeds Facebook group, am sure they’ll be planning some rides out to catch the various points of the race and we’re very welcoming/inclusive in The North.
I'm in North Leeds probably for rest of the year so will definitely be going. I was checking hotels yesterday - thinking of volunteering - and Harrogate is 97% booked up already. (According to booking dot com)
I guess York will be even more rammed than usual. My plan is ride in from Chapel Allerton (approx 14 miles to Harrogate).
I read somewhere the local knobhead cyclist is off on tour when this is happening.
Think you’re confusing your cunts and your knobheads again.
Can I put this in Popcorn yet? It's properly escalating.
I thought that local cyclist was properly on trend and a gender fluid knobhead cunt.
(Probably gravel touring)
I'll try and arrange some people riding across from Manc
I’m in York the now, sans bike as I’m with Mrs M_V but been driving about a bit and the lanes here look pretty nice so I’m thinking to try and come down n watch some of the racing. Maybe train down to...somewhere on Saturday, perhaps catch some of the woman’s race, find a bivvy/camp spot then try n catch the men’s in a couple places on the Sunday.
Durham might be a good spot to start a southward-bound ride from
Or Darlington. East coast mainline, easy to get out to west towards Barnard castle then head for Richmond, Northallerton and down to York way- easy day ride darlo to york
Yeah I was thinking about Darlington. Will be riding fixed and if carrying stuff for an overnight then keeping the distance down wouldn't be too bad.
Masham is the closest point on the women's route to Darlington so would seem to make to head there to see it but then its do you stay up there, out in the sticks and be in a good place to watch on Sunday or head down towards Harrogate?
Head south and there's more chance of seeing more of the men's racing but staying north means you could get yourself to a nice steep part of the route. I'll also probably need to get myself back to Darlington on Sunday evening to get the train home.
Me and mrs Chebeef are heading up on the Saturday and I was thinking about being near the finish line to see the final sprint. Does anyone know what time we’d need to be at the barriers for to get a decent spot?
About 9 am or earlier . 1 side of the finish line is corporate and vip tent but they do 3 laps of the city centre . Alternatively the fan zone but no bikes allowed .
We are there for the weekend .
This has most info
Cheers @pacef8 - that’s a lot of hours standing by the barriers! I looked through the app but the info is general, the finish line maps definitely don’t show a corporate section / spectator section.
If I can convince my better half we will be there early doors to scope it all out.
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