Welcome to Yorkshire has launched an short film featuring fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and Britain's first Tour de France stage winner, Brian Robinson as well as ordinary cycling fans, asking the question, Where Will You Watch The Tour?
It is inviting fans to share plans of where they intend to be during the opening three days of the race, which will take it from Leeds to Harogate on 5 July, York to Sheffield the following day and then Cambridge to London the following day, and is offering a host of prizes including VIP tickets to the Grand Depart in Leeds or Stage 3 finish in London.
The film, which also features Tour Maker The film includes Tour Maker Dr. AiLyn Tan in Leeds, the Seacroft Wheelers, Nick Mansley in Cambridge, Miley Knight and Harrison Powell in Epping and Mahaneela Choudhury-Reid in London, has also been emailed to 5 million people through Be Inspired - the sucessor to the London 2012 email updates.
Here are the prizes on offer - head to the dedicated page on Le Tour Yorkshire website to enter.
2 VIP tickets at the start Yorkshire Grand Départ, courtesy of Leeds City Council
2 VIP tickets at the finish Stage 3 on the Mall London, kindly provided by The Mayor of London
A brand new bike worth £995, donated by All Terrain Cycles
A family ticket for free cycle hire (up to 6 people) in the Peak District National Park, courtesy of the Peak District National Park
A brand new bike worth £325, built by the Peak District National Park
A Le Tour Yorkshire t-shirt and mug, donated by Welcome to Yorkshire
A goody bag, kindly provided by the Yorkshire Dales National Park
A signed copy of 'The Road', official song of the Tour, courtesy of Alistair Griffin.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.