Video: Where to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Head for the hills to see the best action

by John Stevenson   July 3, 2014  

Jenkins Lane in Sheffield is not glamorous but it will be a great spot to watch the Tour

Jenkin Road in Sheffield may not have the romance of l’Alpe d’Huez or the Tourmalet, but it’s a 30 percent grade at its steepest and, more importantly, it’s just 4km from the finish of the second stage of the Tour de France. That makes it GCN’s top tip for a viewing spot as the race’s visit to Yorkshire comes to a close.

In this video Simon Richardson shows you the best spots to watch the Tour in Yorkshire and discusses how to get from one another (top tip: don’t drive).

If you’re about to hot-foot to Yorkshire, it’s essential viewing.

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"Jenkin Road in Sheffield" or "Jenkins Lane in Sheffield"...... Confused

posted by RPK [65 posts]
4th July 2014 - 1:38


On Saturday I would go to Hawes and wander up to Buttertubs - lots of room on the hillsides - then back to a pub in Hawes. A friend of mine lives there and he knows his beer Smile The Spar in the town will be open from 4am, and there will be street parties and music on both days.

But I will be stopping in front of the telly in Shrewsbury, drinking a special TdF coffee blend produced by Taylors of Harrogate for the event. The advert in CW last week uses a bicycle motif with coffee mug stains.

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posted by Simon E [2421 posts]
4th July 2014 - 9:42


Lots of room on the hillsides for which most farmers are charging a fiver for the pleasure of standing in. How they will manage to control that with the number of people expected I have no idea. Certainly on Buttertubs, there are signs all over.


posted by arrieredupeleton [587 posts]
4th July 2014 - 9:52


0:15 Rolling On The Floor yes, a little bit stricter here, like, f*** off you're not parking your caravan anywhere that's not a camping site.

02:15 Nice to get some perspective on the hill there, often you just can't tell watching TDF because there's nothing much to measure the steepness against.

During the race the commentators should call out the riders speeds a lot more often along with the gradients. I'll be looking forwards to seeing how bad my times through Epping look in comparison... They will be uploading to Strava right?

posted by kie7077 [802 posts]
4th July 2014 - 11:15


They neglected to do the London stage Sad

posted by kie7077 [802 posts]
4th July 2014 - 11:26


London isn't in yorkshire

posted by chrisb87 [71 posts]
4th July 2014 - 16:25


holme moss isnt all its cracked up to be, i certainly wont be up there Wink Liar

posted by cjk99 [64 posts]
4th July 2014 - 22:09


From the website
"The roads remain open for walkers but cyclists will have to dismount and walk."

Are they seriously expecting cyclists to push their bikes once they get past the road closures?
Good luck with that! D Oh

posted by Some Fella [908 posts]
4th July 2014 - 23:16


Obviously going to Holme Moss.

posted by J90 [258 posts]
5th July 2014 - 1:04