We are (along with the rest of Yorkshire) hugely excited that the Grand Depart of le Tour de France will be rolling through our county next July. The spotlight is going to be on Yorkshire, and we think Yorkshire will bask in the glow. There’s no denying that this will draw crowds of visitors to Ripon and Harrogate in 2014, but also that we will see a surge in the popularity of cycling over the next year.
Over the coming months, and particularly when we get some sunshine (we’re fair weather cyclists!), we are planning on running offers and promotions for the ardent cyclists out there, and for those who are now spurred on to get back on their bicycles. In the meantime we’d like to say congratulations to Welcome to Yorkshire, whose enthusiasm and commitment resulted in Yorkshire securing the winning bid. We’d also like to link you to an excellent blog from Moonglu – an independent bike shop in Ripon – where owner, Neil, has got the ball (or wheels?) rolling with some great routes around our beautiful countryside. Enjoy! http://www.moonglu.com/blog/