Breaking Concierge News – Tour De France coming back to Britain

Great news and I think in no small part, thanks to Mr Bradley Wiggins, stages of the 2014 Tour de France are coming back to Britain.

This is likely to be very popular the 2007 tour here and Olympics this year proved a great hit.

Leeds in Yorkshire will host the start of the 2014 Tour de France, before heading to London for a stage finish.

Read more at BBC Sport – here is an extract:

The race last visited the UK in 2007, when London hosted a prologue ahead of a road stage from the capital to Canterbury.

Bradley Wiggins on way to Victory in the 2012 Tour

Yorkshire beat off the challenge of bids from Florence and Edinburgh to host the prestigious event.

It will be the fourth time the Tour has visited Britain after previous visits in 1974 and 1994.

Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, hosted the 2010 Grand Depart, while the 2012 race started in Liege in Belgium and next year’s race will begin in Corsica.

Full details of the route will be announced in January.

Thanks to BBC Sports – Cycling

For more information the this beautiful area, visit the Official Government Tourist Site – Yorkshire

Also worth a look to see the stunning scenery that will be backdrop to the tours, see:

When the tour came to Britain in 2007

2nd day in the UK for the 2007 Tour De France, Rochester, Kent

We found this tour, that visits the area

Cotswolds Peak District York and North Wales 4 Days

The tour takes you next to William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford on Avon, home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway

Following lunch in Stratford you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning gorge and World Heritage site of Ironbridge on the River Severn

Before staying in the beautiful medieval/Roman town of Chester for two nights

The following day is contrasts as you are free to spend the morning exploring Chester’s ancient walls and cathedral, before travelling west to the fairytale medieval Castle of Conwy for a visit and lunch

The afternoon is spent exploring the wild mountains of Snowdonia in Wales’s most beautiful National Park

Next day takes you through the rolling hills of the Peak District and the Victorian Spa town of Buxton, before visiting UK’s favourite country house, Chatsworth, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, and famous for its house and gardens

From here you will travel east to visit ancient Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood before finishing the day in the wonderful city of York where you will stay the night

On your final day, starts with a free morning in York before you begin your return journey south. Visit the amazing cathedral of York Minster or just explore the maze of mediaeval streets and ancient city walls

Four Days exploring the heart of England, Shakespeare country, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the mountains and Crusader castles of northern Wales and the refined elegance of Chester and Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District

The tour takes you next to William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford on Avon, home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway

Following lunch in Stratford you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning gorge and World Heritage site of Ironbridge on the River Severn

Before staying in the beautiful medieval/Roman town of Chester for two nights

The following day is contrasts as you are free to spend the morning exploring Chester’s ancient walls and cathedral, before travelling west to the fairytale medieval Castle of Conwy for a visit and lunch

The afternoon is spent exploring the wild mountains of Snowdonia in Wales’s most beautiful National Park

Next day takes you through the rolling hills of the Peak District and the Victorian Spa town of Buxton, before visiting UK’s favourite country house, Chatsworth, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, and famous for its house and gardens

From here you will travel east to visit ancient Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood before finishing the day in the wonderful city of York where you will stay the night

Stunning Yorkshire

On your final day, starts with a free morning in York before you begin your return journey south. Visit the amazing cathedral of York Minster or just explore the maze of mediaeval streets and ancient city walls

On the way back to London you will make a stop in the University City of Cambridge

On the way back to London you will make a stop in the University City of Cambridge

We found this and thanks to them at – www.bestvaluetours.co.uk

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