18 June 2014
The Grand Depart is nearly here and I'm bursting with excitement. We always knew we'd take a spot somewhere in Yorkshire for the race. The area is so spoiled for brilliant cycling and amazing views the hard decision was always going to be exactly where ?
The climb is near the end of Stage 2 (York to Sheffield). They are expecting 60,000 people on the climb and similar amounts to hang around Holme Firth on the weekend. We will be pitching a gazebo up on the road side from early Sunday morning. The campsite will feature a few cycling related businesses and various catering and other pop up stalls to keep everyone entertained. Holmfirth, Holmbridge and Holme are all short distances away. The village of Muker at the bottom of Buttertubs Pass is holding a three day festival to celebrate the event with live music and family entertainment for all!!
Check out the Le Tour Yorkshire website for loads more details and if you have 16 minutes to spare you can transport yourself along the 201km from York to Sheffield at a fairly pacey speed from the viewpoint of a camera mounted on a car...(letour.yorkshire.com/stage-2/hyperlapse)
There are also still some camping slots left at the site we'll be at www.holmemosscamping.co.uk
See my bike - that's where we'll be... posted by Matt, RCE