Tour de France coasting into Derbyshire in 2014

19 July 2013

Top cyclists from around the world will ride into Derbyshire next year as part of the 2014 Tour de France.

As the 100th tour crosses the finish line in Paris on Sunday, we are looking ahead to next summer when competitors will coast into the northern tip of the county for a six mile stretch.

The tour will enter Derbyshire during the York to Sheffield leg in stage two of the competition on Sunday 6 July 2014.

Riders will cross the border into Derbyshire on the A6024 near one of the greatest cycling climbs at Holme Moss - site of the highest radio transmitter in the country - before swooping down the Woodhead Pass, along the A628 and heading out of the county towards Sheffield.

Councillor Andy Botham, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said:

"We're really excited to see the world's biggest cycle race passing through part of Derbyshire.

"Our county is a haven for cyclists with breath-taking scenery and routes ranging from flat family-friendly paths to tough terrain with plenty of hill climbs.

"We hope the tour will bring with it a boost in tourism and inspire more people to get out and get pedalling."

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