In 2014 the Tour de France, one of the most famous and gruelling sporting events in the world, makes its Grand Départ from Leeds in Yorkshire. Join us to ride the route of the first stage, from Leeds to Harrogate. The 116 mile route itself is tough, taking in the twisting, narrow stone-walled roads of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With some challenging climbs, you’ll need to ensure you are fit enough to manage the distance and the terrain. Your reward will be riding the roads that some of the best cyclists in the world have raced over!