The greatest cycling race in the world is coming to the Yorkshire Dales and, inspired by the route Le Tour will follow in July 2014, we have created 'Le Tour de France du Dales'.
It is a stunning route, largely following the Tour de France route through the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Starting and finishing in Grassington, it follows quiet roads, takes in four classic climbs and provides views of some great Yorkshire Dales scenery.
Start/finish location: Grassington
Start postcode: BD23 5LB
Start grid reference: SE 00283 63750
Distance: 78 miles (125 km)
Difficulty grading: Black
In May 2013, Mark Allum, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Recreation and Tourism Manager, spent a happy bank holiday Monday riding the Tour de France du Dales route. He wrote a 'blog' style account of his ride so that you can get an idea of what the route is like before you set off.