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Grand Depart - Day 2

York to Sheffield 

Come with us on a driver guided tour of Day 2 of the Tour de France which was witnessed by 3 million people lining the roadside as well as billions of television viewers throughout the world.

Classed as a medium mountain stage (with 3000 metres of climbing) and won by Vincent Nibali who went onto win the Tour de France – the route started in York outside the iconic gothic cathedral of York Minster.

The route experienced some of the finest scenery in both West and South Yorkshire before finishing in Sheffield.

The route passes out of York past Knaresborough by passing Harrogate before ascending up the Cote de Buttertubs a steep climb before crossing back into the Yorkshire Dales through Addingham, before heading to Haworth – travelling up the cobbled High Street through the heart of Bronte Country.

From Haworth, the route travels through former industrial towns like Hebden Bridge before heading to Huddersfield then through Last of the Summer Wine country through Holmfirth.

The route then heads in to South Yorkshire before finishing in the Steel City in Sheffield.

As well as experiencing the route at first hand – there will be chance for a look around the Minster if interested, as well as stops to find out more about the Bronte sisters in Haworth and the industrial heritage in Sheffield and how it led the world in steel production. 

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