Tour de France – Yorkshire Grand depart Stage 2

The Tour de France is the world’s greatest cycle race and one of the big sporting events of Europe and this year there is an opening stage in Britain that includes Yorkshire. Stage 1 is from Leeds to Harrogate and Stage 2 is from York to Sheffield. The race and associated road show arrives in our area on Sunday 6th July with the key locations that have fan zones being High Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Meadowhall (for Jenkin Hill and Wincobank) and Don Valley Bowl (the stage finish).

There will be lots going on and many thousands of people visiting Sheffield for the event. However note many roads in North Sheffield will be closed for the day and many bus services suspended (some buses will still run in the North Sheffield suburbs but not run into the City Centre).

Trams and trains will continue to operate. Northern Rail will be running extra trains Sheffield-Barnsley via Meadowhall and Chapeltown. Stagecoach Supertram will be running an altered service with a high frequency service to Meadowhall and regular trams to Middlewood and Malin Bridge (where special shuttle buses will operate to Oughtibridge and Low Bradfield).

See www.travelsouthyorkshire.com for travel information.

Bradfield will be hosting ‘The Steel Stage’ festival on Kirk Edge Road where as well as seeing the race come past (and the rest of the stage on big screen), there will be live music and beer from Bradfield Brewery.  Entry is free, camping is also available (at a cost, please book in advance). See www.steelstage.co.uk.

Le Tour de France Camping & Music festival takes place 3rd – 6th.July with Langsett Beer Festival – 3/4 July in the Festival Tent from midday. Tickets: £5.00 for both days with two free drinks www.langsetthub.com

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Andy Cullen

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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