Room to breathe at our Tour de France campsites……

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Close to the route of Le Tour, there are microsites all the way from Leeds to Buckingham Palace! Here are five of our best for keen cycle fans who don’t want to pay inflated accommodation prices or squash into commercial campsites.
  1. In the heart of the city of York, you could stay at Claire Cooper’s place.
  2. Just outside Harrogate you can enjoy an extremely peaceful stay with Ashlea Gill at Hole House Farm.
  3. At beautiful Hebden Bridge  Richard Holborow may still be able to squeeze you in.  
  4. Lisa Walton is offering farm camping specifically for Le Tour five miles from the route at Thornton Steward near Ripon.
  5. Finally, Alice’s Place between Stockport and Macclesfield is an utterly beautiful green haven (so glorious that you may choose just to open a few beers and stay put…) 

There are many other economical and quiet places to stay close to the route in Yorkshire, and also between Cambridge and central London (with some extremely strategic locations on the route into the City.) Take a look at our location map for details.

Here’s a round-up of TDF route and travel information, and finally, just to make sure cycling visitors know what to expect in Yorkshire Alistaire McGregor has produced this hilarious  handy info video to help you with your packing list……….

Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages. Starting in Leeds on the 5th July 2014 it takes riders on a trip around North and West Yorkshire finishing in Harrogate. The following day Stage 2 begins in York and riders will circle Leeds and Bradford ending up in Sheffield while Stage 3 – the final stage in Britain - starts in Cambridge and finishes in London on the 7th July.

Clare Fairburn June 2014