Tour de France to come to Bradford district

The race will go through Otley the home town of Olympic star Lizzie Armitstead

Pete Williams says it will be a fantastic weekend

First published in Local news by

The route for the Yorkshire leg of the 2014 Tour de France was revealed today.

Race organisers announced last month that a Yorkshire-led bid had won the right to host the opening 'Grand Depart' of the world's most famous bike race.

Two stages will be held in the county on July 5 and 6 next year while the third stage of the 101st Tour will finish in London before heading to France.

The first stage, which starts in Leeds, will take in Otley - home of Olympic silver-medal winning cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, Ilkley and Skipton.

Rhylstone's Pete Williams, winner of the sprint classification in the 2012 Tour of Britain, said: "Its brilliant that the route is passing through the area. Iit was great that it was announced the tour was coming to Yorkshire and so for the route to include this area is the icing on the cake and I'm sure it will be a fantastic weekend. 

"The event really is the biggest single sporting event in the world so for it to come here and be on peoples doorstep is a huge thing for the area.  It will be great for the race pass my front door and use the same roads I and many others train on every day. 

" I think these roads are some of the most beautiful in the world to ride a bike on and I'm sure the TV images that will reach billions of people across the globe will portray this and help the area beyond the event as well. 

"It really is an exciting prospect for the area and the atmosphere will be immense.  I was inspired to take up cycling by watching the tour on TV as a kid and I'm sure this will inspire many others to get out and enjoy riding a bike."

Click here to see a full map of Stage One: Leeds – Harewood – Otley – Ilkley – Skipton – Kettlewell – Aysgarth – Hawes – Reeth – Leyburn – Ripon – Harrogate

Stage two starts in York and passes through  Bolton Abbey, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth and Huddersfield with Sheffield hosting the finish.

Click here to see a full map of Stage Two: York – Knaresborough – Silsden – Keighley – Haworth – Hebden Bridge – Elland – Huddersfield – Holmfirth – Sheffield

This will be the second time Britain has hosted the Grand Depart and the fourth visit in all following a single stage in Plymouth in 1974 and two across the south of England 20 years later.

London staged the opening prologue in 2007 - the last time the race came to England - with one million people lining the streets.

Yorkshire has a rich cycling tradition, with Britain's first Tour stage winner Brian Robinson hailing from Mirfield.

Keep checking this website for updates as they happen, and see next week's Keighley News for a special feature.

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10:05am Thu 17 Jan 13

tinytoonster says...

thank god they miss bradford!
riding round the hole.
how embarrassing would that be on tv!
thank god they miss bradford! riding round the hole. how embarrassing would that be on tv! tinytoonster
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10:10am Thu 17 Jan 13

RuggerTyke says...

Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included!

Shame on you Bradford Council!
Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council! RuggerTyke
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10:15am Thu 17 Jan 13

webess says...

tinytoonster wrote:
thank god they miss bradford!
riding round the hole.
how embarrassing would that be on tv!
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[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: thank god they miss bradford! riding round the hole. how embarrassing would that be on tv![/p][/quote]ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz zz........... webess
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10:18am Thu 17 Jan 13

Joedavid says...

Never understood if the race around France why it includes England.
Never understood if the race around France why it includes England. Joedavid
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10:25am Thu 17 Jan 13

webess says...

Joedavid wrote:
Never understood if the race around France why it includes England.
One word....Money.

However after Lance Armstrongs latest the Tour de France is tainted and cycling may be excluded from next Olympics
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Never understood if the race around France why it includes England.[/p][/quote]One word....Money. However after Lance Armstrongs latest the Tour de France is tainted and cycling may be excluded from next Olympics webess
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10:39am Thu 17 Jan 13

Albion. says...

RuggerTyke wrote:
Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included!

Shame on you Bradford Council!
We already have enough drugs.
[quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council![/p][/quote]We already have enough drugs. Albion.
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10:41am Thu 17 Jan 13

collos25 says...

Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf
,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports. collos25
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10:43am Thu 17 Jan 13

DCarbz says...

Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom?

Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.
Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness. DCarbz
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10:53am Thu 17 Jan 13

Albion. says...

collos25 wrote:
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf

,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.[/p][/quote]If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France. Albion.
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11:01am Thu 17 Jan 13

JAtkinson says...

What an excellent set of stages (grudgingly, even the London one).

Really glad to see Bradford District being given lots of time and some of our best bits showcased over 2 days.

I thought we'd be completely missed in favour of Leeds - well done and thank you to organisers and everyone who sorted the route and ensuring le Tour visits us in Bradford.
What an excellent set of stages (grudgingly, even the London one). Really glad to see Bradford District being given lots of time and some of our best bits showcased over 2 days. I thought we'd be completely missed in favour of Leeds - well done and thank you to organisers and everyone who sorted the route and ensuring le Tour visits us in Bradford. JAtkinson
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11:01am Thu 17 Jan 13

C.T.I.D says...

RuggerTyke wrote:
Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council!
Another one for #BLAMEDAVE.
[quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council![/p][/quote]Another one for #BLAMEDAVE. C.T.I.D
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11:11am Thu 17 Jan 13

mad matt says...

So just as a matter of interest, the route runs via Haworth to Huddersfield - - -
Would that be via Calder Valley or Bradford?
So just as a matter of interest, the route runs via Haworth to Huddersfield - - - Would that be via Calder Valley or Bradford? mad matt
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11:21am Thu 17 Jan 13

RuggerTyke says...

Albion. wrote:
RuggerTyke wrote:
Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included!

Shame on you Bradford Council!
We already have enough drugs.
Hahaha, very good!

And I like how the picture now features Armistead!
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council![/p][/quote]We already have enough drugs.[/p][/quote]Hahaha, very good! And I like how the picture now features Armistead! RuggerTyke
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11:45am Thu 17 Jan 13

RuggerTyke says...

C.T.I.D wrote:
RuggerTyke wrote:
Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council!
Another one for #BLAMEDAVE.
Hi Dave!
[quote][p][bold]C.T.I.D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council![/p][/quote]Another one for #BLAMEDAVE.[/p][/quote]Hi Dave! RuggerTyke
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11:46am Thu 17 Jan 13

BD16 says...

RuggerTyke wrote:
Albion. wrote:
RuggerTyke wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council!
We already have enough drugs.
Hahaha, very good! And I like how the picture now features Armistead!
And her silver medal.
[quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council![/p][/quote]We already have enough drugs.[/p][/quote]Hahaha, very good! And I like how the picture now features Armistead![/p][/quote]And her silver medal. BD16
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12:10pm Thu 17 Jan 13

JAtkinson says...

DCarbz wrote:
Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom?

Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.
Some people on T&A site manage to whinge, whine, moan and snipe about everything and anything - complain that people don't do anything then complain when they do.

We should've given them a New Year's resolution to write one positive comment a day.
[quote][p][bold]DCarbz[/bold] wrote: Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.[/p][/quote]Some people on T&A site manage to whinge, whine, moan and snipe about everything and anything - complain that people don't do anything then complain when they do. We should've given them a New Year's resolution to write one positive comment a day. JAtkinson
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12:11pm Thu 17 Jan 13

bettyswollocks says...

Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there.

I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo
Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo bettyswollocks
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12:18pm Thu 17 Jan 13

angry bradfordian says...

Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city.
Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story.

It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.
Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city. Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story. It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it. angry bradfordian
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12:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Not so simple says...

Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored.

The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.
Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored. The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again. Not so simple
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12:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

RuggerTyke says...

BD16 wrote:
RuggerTyke wrote:
Albion. wrote:
RuggerTyke wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council!
We already have enough drugs.
Hahaha, very good! And I like how the picture now features Armistead!
And her silver medal.
Gold, silver, pah.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuggerTyke[/bold] wrote: Not even an endorsement from Olympic Gold medalist Lizzie Armistead could get Bradford included! Shame on you Bradford Council![/p][/quote]We already have enough drugs.[/p][/quote]Hahaha, very good! And I like how the picture now features Armistead![/p][/quote]And her silver medal.[/p][/quote]Gold, silver, pah. RuggerTyke
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12:30pm Thu 17 Jan 13

angry bradfordian says...

Not so simple wrote:
Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored.

The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.
Bradford hasn't been missed. The route should be going through Burley, Ilkley, Addingham, Silsden, Steeton, Keighley, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope. How many locations do you want?
They're trying to promote Britain so why would they visit the city centre instead of Haworth?

And as far as I remember the only cities that 'copied' London were Birmingham, Manchester and a supermarket in Huddersfield. Perhaps that's why they aren't on the route!
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored. The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.[/p][/quote]Bradford hasn't been missed. The route should be going through Burley, Ilkley, Addingham, Silsden, Steeton, Keighley, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope. How many locations do you want? They're trying to promote Britain so why would they visit the city centre instead of Haworth? And as far as I remember the only cities that 'copied' London were Birmingham, Manchester and a supermarket in Huddersfield. Perhaps that's why they aren't on the route! angry bradfordian
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12:31pm Thu 17 Jan 13

JAtkinson says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city.
Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story.

It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.
Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant.

The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city. Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story. It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant. The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail. JAtkinson
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12:50pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

JAtkinson wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote: Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city. Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story. It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.
Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant. The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.
I am with you 2!
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city. Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story. It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant. The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.[/p][/quote]I am with you 2! Victor Clayton
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1:25pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

DCarbz wrote:
Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.
Not by choice.
[quote][p][bold]DCarbz[/bold] wrote: Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.[/p][/quote]Not by choice. Thee Voice of Reason
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1:53pm Thu 17 Jan 13

collos25 says...

Perhaps they will resurface the roads along the route they cannot possibly use them as they are.
Perhaps they will resurface the roads along the route they cannot possibly use them as they are. collos25
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1:54pm Thu 17 Jan 13

basil fawlty says...

Not so simple wrote:
Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored. The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.
It is very dissapointing that this prestigious race misses the centre of Bradford. It would have done the city some good to have been noticed by the outside world for a positive reason for a change.
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored. The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.[/p][/quote]It is very dissapointing that this prestigious race misses the centre of Bradford. It would have done the city some good to have been noticed by the outside world for a positive reason for a change. basil fawlty
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1:57pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

basil fawlty wrote:
Not so simple wrote: Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored. The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.
It is very dissapointing that this prestigious race misses the centre of Bradford. It would have done the city some good to have been noticed by the outside world for a positive reason for a change.
I doubt cycling round a massive hole in the ground would end up showing Bradford in a positive light.

Yes that hole will still be there in 2014.
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: Why has Bradford been missed. Regardless of the hole in the ground and the economic situation here, the city deserved an event such as this. Surely the only city that didn't copy the London riots should have not been ignored. The council and leaders of Bradford have let the city and it's folk down again.[/p][/quote]It is very dissapointing that this prestigious race misses the centre of Bradford. It would have done the city some good to have been noticed by the outside world for a positive reason for a change.[/p][/quote]I doubt cycling round a massive hole in the ground would end up showing Bradford in a positive light. Yes that hole will still be there in 2014. Thee Voice of Reason
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3:01pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Ralph Pootawn says...

Albion. wrote:
collos25 wrote:
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf


,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.
Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.[/p][/quote]If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.[/p][/quote]Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset. Ralph Pootawn
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3:21pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Albion. says...

Ralph Pootawn wrote:
Albion. wrote:
collos25 wrote:
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf



,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.
Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.
So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.[/p][/quote]If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.[/p][/quote]Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.[/p][/quote]So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like. Albion.
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3:23pm Thu 17 Jan 13

JAtkinson says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
DCarbz wrote:
Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.
Not by choice.
Nice one, TVOR - wondered how you'd get a moan and a whinge in.

With such a positive story, top work, even for a moaner of your calibre: forget the topic, pick on a comment and snipe at that. Classic TVOR - well done.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCarbz[/bold] wrote: Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.[/p][/quote]Not by choice.[/p][/quote]Nice one, TVOR - wondered how you'd get a moan and a whinge in. With such a positive story, top work, even for a moaner of your calibre: forget the topic, pick on a comment and snipe at that. Classic TVOR - well done. JAtkinson
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3:29pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Ralph Pootawn says...

Albion. wrote:
Ralph Pootawn wrote:
Albion. wrote:
collos25 wrote:
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf




,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.
Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.
So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.
I think you need to read my reply again, read it a few times if you must. By your logic, 99% of the olympic records set in the last 60+ years, are 'false'.
If you're under the impression drugs are not used in sport you are highly delusional. The reality is that they are infact a big part of sport, and that isn't going to change. You've obviously never played sport at a professional level, which obviously is fine... but to have such a strong opinion on something you know little about, is not.
Please educate yourself on the subject of PED usage in sport and watch this video, regards.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=cRf9e3zSD
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[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.[/p][/quote]If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.[/p][/quote]Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.[/p][/quote]So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.[/p][/quote]I think you need to read my reply again, read it a few times if you must. By your logic, 99% of the olympic records set in the last 60+ years, are 'false'. If you're under the impression drugs are not used in sport you are highly delusional. The reality is that they are infact a big part of sport, and that isn't going to change. You've obviously never played sport at a professional level, which obviously is fine... but to have such a strong opinion on something you know little about, is not. Please educate yourself on the subject of PED usage in sport and watch this video, regards. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=cRf9e3zSD 70 Ralph Pootawn
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3:38pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

JAtkinson wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
DCarbz wrote: Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.
Not by choice.
Nice one, TVOR - wondered how you'd get a moan and a whinge in. With such a positive story, top work, even for a moaner of your calibre: forget the topic, pick on a comment and snipe at that. Classic TVOR - well done.
Just saying it as it is, you think Ilkley and Keighley like being grouped with Bradford?

Still it's a shame the world won't get to see the glory of the Bradford hole as it will still be there in 2014 when the tour arrives.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCarbz[/bold] wrote: Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.[/p][/quote]Not by choice.[/p][/quote]Nice one, TVOR - wondered how you'd get a moan and a whinge in. With such a positive story, top work, even for a moaner of your calibre: forget the topic, pick on a comment and snipe at that. Classic TVOR - well done.[/p][/quote]Just saying it as it is, you think Ilkley and Keighley like being grouped with Bradford? Still it's a shame the world won't get to see the glory of the Bradford hole as it will still be there in 2014 when the tour arrives. Thee Voice of Reason
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3:42pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Albion. says...

Ralph Pootawn wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Ralph Pootawn wrote:
Albion. wrote:
collos25 wrote:
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf





,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.
Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.
So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.
I think you need to read my reply again, read it a few times if you must. By your logic, 99% of the olympic records set in the last 60+ years, are 'false'.
If you're under the impression drugs are not used in sport you are highly delusional. The reality is that they are infact a big part of sport, and that isn't going to change. You've obviously never played sport at a professional level, which obviously is fine... but to have such a strong opinion on something you know little about, is not.
Please educate yourself on the subject of PED usage in sport and watch this video, regards.

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=cRf9e3zSD

70
I don't dispute that drugs are used by some sports persons, what I say is that I don't support it.
To say that everyone is using drugs and they are all on a level playing field because of that, is a massive generalisation and cannot be proven.
The TdF has had drug concerns from long before the 60s as well.
Thank you for your rather supercilious reply but I won't be supporting the tour or any other event if I discover it is linked to performance enhancing ILLEGAL products.
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.[/p][/quote]If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.[/p][/quote]Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.[/p][/quote]So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.[/p][/quote]I think you need to read my reply again, read it a few times if you must. By your logic, 99% of the olympic records set in the last 60+ years, are 'false'. If you're under the impression drugs are not used in sport you are highly delusional. The reality is that they are infact a big part of sport, and that isn't going to change. You've obviously never played sport at a professional level, which obviously is fine... but to have such a strong opinion on something you know little about, is not. Please educate yourself on the subject of PED usage in sport and watch this video, regards. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=cRf9e3zSD 70[/p][/quote]I don't dispute that drugs are used by some sports persons, what I say is that I don't support it. To say that everyone is using drugs and they are all on a level playing field because of that, is a massive generalisation and cannot be proven. The TdF has had drug concerns from long before the 60s as well. Thank you for your rather supercilious reply but I won't be supporting the tour or any other event if I discover it is linked to performance enhancing ILLEGAL products. Albion.
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3:49pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Ralph Pootawn says...

Albion. wrote:
Ralph Pootawn wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Ralph Pootawn wrote:
Albion. wrote:
collos25 wrote:
Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf






,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.
If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.
Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.
So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.
I think you need to read my reply again, read it a few times if you must. By your logic, 99% of the olympic records set in the last 60+ years, are 'false'.
If you're under the impression drugs are not used in sport you are highly delusional. The reality is that they are infact a big part of sport, and that isn't going to change. You've obviously never played sport at a professional level, which obviously is fine... but to have such a strong opinion on something you know little about, is not.
Please educate yourself on the subject of PED usage in sport and watch this video, regards.

http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?v=cRf9e3zSD


70
I don't dispute that drugs are used by some sports persons, what I say is that I don't support it.
To say that everyone is using drugs and they are all on a level playing field because of that, is a massive generalisation and cannot be proven.
The TdF has had drug concerns from long before the 60s as well.
Thank you for your rather supercilious reply but I won't be supporting the tour or any other event if I discover it is linked to performance enhancing ILLEGAL products.
I see you've failed to watch the video, I won't be commenting again if you can't have a discussion without educating yourself on the subject before hard, which is why I linked the video. Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but some are based on fact, research and logical thinking, others however are based on morality and feelings... I know which I will believe, Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Pootawn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: Don,t talk rubbish cycling is doing its best to weedle drug cheats unlike other sports such as football,tennis,golf ,motor racing,rugby.I have been watching snooker what a fix that is.So before you condemn cycling look at other sports.[/p][/quote]If you mean me, I condemn ALL cheats in ALL sports. This just happens to be about the Tour de France.[/p][/quote]Drugs are not an issue, in most sports drugs are part of the sport, it is an irrelevant factor, it's just those who get caught are labelled the 'bad person' but everybody sems to forget everybody who he's competing against is using too. So don't say this guys a hero and this guys a villian when they're all doing it, instead say "this guy got caught, this guy didn't" and start to question the politics behind the drug testing. Drugs have been a part of sport since the sixties and that's not EVER going away when you're dealing with a competitive mindset.[/p][/quote]So are we supposed to accept that and applaud their false victories?......you can if you like.[/p][/quote]I think you need to read my reply again, read it a few times if you must. By your logic, 99% of the olympic records set in the last 60+ years, are 'false'. If you're under the impression drugs are not used in sport you are highly delusional. The reality is that they are infact a big part of sport, and that isn't going to change. You've obviously never played sport at a professional level, which obviously is fine... but to have such a strong opinion on something you know little about, is not. Please educate yourself on the subject of PED usage in sport and watch this video, regards. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=cRf9e3zSD 70[/p][/quote]I don't dispute that drugs are used by some sports persons, what I say is that I don't support it. To say that everyone is using drugs and they are all on a level playing field because of that, is a massive generalisation and cannot be proven. The TdF has had drug concerns from long before the 60s as well. Thank you for your rather supercilious reply but I won't be supporting the tour or any other event if I discover it is linked to performance enhancing ILLEGAL products.[/p][/quote]I see you've failed to watch the video, I won't be commenting again if you can't have a discussion without educating yourself on the subject before hard, which is why I linked the video. Everyone's entitled to an opinion, but some are based on fact, research and logical thinking, others however are based on morality and feelings... I know which I will believe, Cheers. Ralph Pootawn
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3:52pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Old Peculiar says...

Really can't believe that anyone can try and put a negative twist on this story, just about the biggest annual sporting event on the planet, and it's on our doorstep, not just for one day, but two ! I for one, was sceptical about whether or not we'd get it, but now I can not wait. This will be an absolutley fantastic occasion. Well done Wiggins / Brailsford / Armistead / Sky and anyone else who's contribution to cycling has influenced this decision.
Really can't believe that anyone can try and put a negative twist on this story, just about the biggest annual sporting event on the planet, and it's on our doorstep, not just for one day, but two ! I for one, was sceptical about whether or not we'd get it, but now I can not wait. This will be an absolutley fantastic occasion. Well done Wiggins / Brailsford / Armistead / Sky and anyone else who's contribution to cycling has influenced this decision. Old Peculiar
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3:57pm Thu 17 Jan 13

RonnieRhino says...

bettyswollocks wrote:
Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there.

I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo
Please tell me this is a wind up?

You are moaning at the fact this fantastic event is going to bring thousands of visitors to Skipton? Yes they'll be some disruption but what do thousands of visitors have can I ask...£££££

Surely that's a good thing this day and age?
[quote][p][bold]bettyswollocks[/bold] wrote: Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo[/p][/quote]Please tell me this is a wind up? You are moaning at the fact this fantastic event is going to bring thousands of visitors to Skipton? Yes they'll be some disruption but what do thousands of visitors have can I ask...£££££ Surely that's a good thing this day and age? RonnieRhino
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4:34pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Not so simple says...

JAtkinson wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city.
Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story.

It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.
Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant.

The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.
Little germany? City centre of Bradford is of huge importance but it's ok so long as the outskirt villages and towns get there share of the glory. Come on people Bradford is more then just the outskirts.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city. Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story. It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant. The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.[/p][/quote]Little germany? City centre of Bradford is of huge importance but it's ok so long as the outskirt villages and towns get there share of the glory. Come on people Bradford is more then just the outskirts. Not so simple
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4:59pm Thu 17 Jan 13

angry bradfordian says...

Not so simple wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city.
Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story.

It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.
Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant.

The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.
Little germany? City centre of Bradford is of huge importance but it's ok so long as the outskirt villages and towns get there share of the glory. Come on people Bradford is more then just the outskirts.
The Tour de France very rarely goes through city centres in the middle of the stage as it causes logistics issues with all the roads that need closing.

City centres are usually only used for the end of the stage and there's no reason why Bradford would get it over York, Leeds or Harrogate if it's being to promote Yorkshire as a tourist destination.
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant that the worlds biggest event will be travelling through the Bradford district on both days. In fact it's arguably the biggest event ever to be staged in the city. Even though I'm usually angry, I find it incomprehensible that anyone could find anything to moan about this story. It's not surprising that Bradford City Centre isn't on the route as the city centres only traditionally host the beginning or end of a stage and we were never going to beat York, Leeds or Sheffield to it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Very well put - and to have our District shown over two days, along with some of our county's treasures, to the world is amazing. Boost for tourism in the short and long term, gets Yorkshire talked about on an international scale, shown to millions of cycle fans who could want to come and ride parts of the historic tour - all brilliant. The usual T&A Boo Boys still manage to snipe and see the worst - words fail.[/p][/quote]Little germany? City centre of Bradford is of huge importance but it's ok so long as the outskirt villages and towns get there share of the glory. Come on people Bradford is more then just the outskirts.[/p][/quote]The Tour de France very rarely goes through city centres in the middle of the stage as it causes logistics issues with all the roads that need closing. City centres are usually only used for the end of the stage and there's no reason why Bradford would get it over York, Leeds or Harrogate if it's being to promote Yorkshire as a tourist destination. angry bradfordian
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5:14pm Thu 17 Jan 13

collos25 says...

If they went into Bradford centre they would never find there way out.
If they went into Bradford centre they would never find there way out. collos25
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5:14pm Thu 17 Jan 13

bettyswollocks says...

RonnieRhino wrote:
bettyswollocks wrote: Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo
Please tell me this is a wind up? You are moaning at the fact this fantastic event is going to bring thousands of visitors to Skipton? Yes they'll be some disruption but what do thousands of visitors have can I ask...£££££ Surely that's a good thing this day and age?
No it's not a wind up.

What happens to all the cricketers, bowlers, tennis players, etc that play their sport and support their local clubs week in week out but won't be able to travel to their fixtures because of this pantomime?

I won't see a penny of the ££££ you think will be brought in. You can stick it where it stinks!
[quote][p][bold]RonnieRhino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bettyswollocks[/bold] wrote: Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo[/p][/quote]Please tell me this is a wind up? You are moaning at the fact this fantastic event is going to bring thousands of visitors to Skipton? Yes they'll be some disruption but what do thousands of visitors have can I ask...£££££ Surely that's a good thing this day and age?[/p][/quote]No it's not a wind up. What happens to all the cricketers, bowlers, tennis players, etc that play their sport and support their local clubs week in week out but won't be able to travel to their fixtures because of this pantomime? I won't see a penny of the ££££ you think will be brought in. You can stick it where it stinks! bettyswollocks
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5:48pm Thu 17 Jan 13

angry bradfordian says...

I'd imagine that all the cricketers, bowlers and tennis players would be massive sports fans and would be extremely excited about the world's biggest sports event going past their club.
I'd imagine that all the cricketers, bowlers and tennis players would be massive sports fans and would be extremely excited about the world's biggest sports event going past their club. angry bradfordian
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6:55pm Thu 17 Jan 13

WayneRouke says...

Apparently,staging it is gonna cost about £7 million.. wonder it that will be recovered...

I can see bradford councillors rubbing their hands with glee

"We can set up this committee and that meeting.. More expenses to claim, and throw in a few free lunches.. Perhaps the committee ought to travel to France (first class of course, all expenses paid), to see how they stage it."..
Apparently,staging it is gonna cost about £7 million.. wonder it that will be recovered... I can see bradford councillors rubbing their hands with glee "We can set up this committee and that meeting.. More expenses to claim, and throw in a few free lunches.. Perhaps the committee ought to travel to France (first class of course, all expenses paid), to see how they stage it.".. WayneRouke
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9:06pm Thu 17 Jan 13

upnorthisbest says...

Silsden....Steeton..
...Keighley....Hawor
th........Hebden Bridge......BRILLIAN
T!!!!.
I`m sure many local shops in these towns and villages can`t wait for a bumper trading day.... Stop moaning
about the cost. This is the best sporting event in the world !! and it`s FREE to spectate !! Just hope the boss gives me time off )))
Silsden....Steeton.. ...Keighley....Hawor th........Hebden Bridge......BRILLIAN T!!!!. I`m sure many local shops in these towns and villages can`t wait for a bumper trading day.... Stop moaning about the cost. This is the best sporting event in the world !! and it`s FREE to spectate !! Just hope the boss gives me time off ))) upnorthisbest
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9:17pm Thu 17 Jan 13

collos25 says...

Both the local tennis clubs will be looking forward to it ,the pre race convey is something you normally see once in a lifetime its super in fact the whole circus is marvelous to watch even if you have absolutely no interest in cycle racing.
Both the local tennis clubs will be looking forward to it ,the pre race convey is something you normally see once in a lifetime its super in fact the whole circus is marvelous to watch even if you have absolutely no interest in cycle racing. collos25
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8:16am Fri 18 Jan 13

Mixter says...

Watching the Olympics - both of them, has totally altered my view on this event. Beforehand, id absolutely zero interest in them, and wouldnt have gone to the bottom of my road to watch.I was one of the detractors saying it would be a shambles. After getting hooked from the opening ceremonies, and then watching about 90% of the lot, im now looking forward to something else i really had no interest in this time last year. So much so, im thinking of my vantage point already. Call me sad, but ill be a happy 'sad' come the time. And....its not coming through Bradford at all. True residents of the Keighley area have bugger-all to do with Bradford.
Watching the Olympics - both of them, has totally altered my view on this event. Beforehand, id absolutely zero interest in them, and wouldnt have gone to the bottom of my road to watch.I was one of the detractors saying it would be a shambles. After getting hooked from the opening ceremonies, and then watching about 90% of the lot, im now looking forward to something else i really had no interest in this time last year. So much so, im thinking of my vantage point already. Call me sad, but ill be a happy 'sad' come the time. And....its not coming through Bradford at all. True residents of the Keighley area have bugger-all to do with Bradford. Mixter
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8:56am Fri 18 Jan 13

BD16-And-Annoyed says...

bettyswollocks wrote:
Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there.

I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo
What a miserable git you are!! One day when the community can get together on the streets and celebrate a pretty monumental occasion! Or did you have better plans of watching TV?
[quote][p][bold]bettyswollocks[/bold] wrote: Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo[/p][/quote]What a miserable git you are!! One day when the community can get together on the streets and celebrate a pretty monumental occasion! Or did you have better plans of watching TV? BD16-And-Annoyed
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9:35am Fri 18 Jan 13

collos25 says...

Skipton has always been a tourist town as long as I can remember and thats a long time
Skipton has always been a tourist town as long as I can remember and thats a long time collos25
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10:31am Fri 18 Jan 13

TirNaNog says...

JAtkinson wrote:
DCarbz wrote:
Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom?

Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.
Some people on T&A site manage to whinge, whine, moan and snipe about everything and anything - complain that people don't do anything then complain when they do.

We should've given them a New Year's resolution to write one positive comment a day.
You've noticed then? Quite sad really isn't it? Although I do like the "it were better in my day" and the "I remember when all this were fields" type comments. Bless! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCarbz[/bold] wrote: Last time I checked Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth were in Bradford District so why the doom and gloom? Perhaps certain people get a kick out of negativeness.[/p][/quote]Some people on T&A site manage to whinge, whine, moan and snipe about everything and anything - complain that people don't do anything then complain when they do. We should've given them a New Year's resolution to write one positive comment a day.[/p][/quote]You've noticed then? Quite sad really isn't it? Although I do like the "it were better in my day" and the "I remember when all this were fields" type comments. Bless! ;-) TirNaNog
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10:42am Fri 18 Jan 13

TirNaNog says...

bettyswollocks wrote:
Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there.

I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo
So where you going on holiday? I hope you're not going to one of them touristy areas and upsetting the locals with your touristy behaviour?
I should imagine the influx of thousands of tourists will miss your cheery demeanour!
[quote][p][bold]bettyswollocks[/bold] wrote: Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo[/p][/quote]So where you going on holiday? I hope you're not going to one of them touristy areas and upsetting the locals with your touristy behaviour? I should imagine the influx of thousands of tourists will miss your cheery demeanour! TirNaNog
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11:40am Fri 18 Jan 13

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12:15pm Fri 18 Jan 13

PTN says...

bettyswollocks wrote:
Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there.

I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo
Skipton and its economy is what it is due to tourism. If there was no tourism there no one would have heard of it and it would be just some obscure little town in Yorkshire. You wouldn,t have half the shops or facilities that you currently have. You should be proud that the race is coming to you and grateful for the tourist industry , events like this is what makes Skipton what it is.
[quote][p][bold]bettyswollocks[/bold] wrote: Not at all happy with the fact it's coming through Skipton. Major disruption for the town who will once again be gearing up for the influx of thouands of tourists at the expense of the people that live there. I'm already planning a holiday for then and praying it's hossing down with rain. The tour of france cfo[/p][/quote]Skipton and its economy is what it is due to tourism. If there was no tourism there no one would have heard of it and it would be just some obscure little town in Yorkshire. You wouldn,t have half the shops or facilities that you currently have. You should be proud that the race is coming to you and grateful for the tourist industry , events like this is what makes Skipton what it is. PTN
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6:30pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Silsdenman says...

This is brilliant for me as it is passing my house. This is the most difficult sporting event in the world by a long margin and to be able to watch Le Tour from my own home is unbelievable although I might watch them puff their way up Cringles. It won't last as long but it's on a par with having cup final in the garden.
This is brilliant for me as it is passing my house. This is the most difficult sporting event in the world by a long margin and to be able to watch Le Tour from my own home is unbelievable although I might watch them puff their way up Cringles. It won't last as long but it's on a par with having cup final in the garden. Silsdenman
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6:32pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Silsdenman says...

Having travelled through France around Tour time I can always see where it's been as the road surface is covered in graffiti and adverts painted on the road. I wonder if that wlll happen here. Ordinarily I hate graffiti but it would look good up Silsden Main St as a temporary one off to show it had been there.
Having travelled through France around Tour time I can always see where it's been as the road surface is covered in graffiti and adverts painted on the road. I wonder if that wlll happen here. Ordinarily I hate graffiti but it would look good up Silsden Main St as a temporary one off to show it had been there. Silsdenman
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8:52pm Fri 18 Jan 13

dizzyknits says...

"I might watch them puff their way up Cringles"....

... they just don't seem to 'puff' at any stage of the race, I remember years ago a high profile road race coming through Drighlington (were we lived at time). These riders had already be up and around holme moss twice and this was final leg into Leeds, they just flew past us in a split second, we later watched it on tv to see the action we missed!!... maybe a spectator position on a hill would be a good idea...LOL
"I might watch them puff their way up Cringles".... ... they just don't seem to 'puff' at any stage of the race, I remember years ago a high profile road race coming through Drighlington (were we lived at time). These riders had already be up and around holme moss twice and this was final leg into Leeds, they just flew past us in a split second, we later watched it on tv to see the action we missed!!... maybe a spectator position on a hill would be a good idea...LOL dizzyknits
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6:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

thruth9211 says...

Well done bradford

Looks like supporting our council, leads them to support the tobacco industry, invest our money into their pockets

Its ironic to see councils policy "smoke till death, but we can help to aid your life by helping you to smoke further"

Smoking should be classed as Class A drugs, but the reason it is not is due to the revenue that the government inherits

"Well cycle all you want, we care about your death", your regards bradford council
Well done bradford Looks like supporting our council, leads them to support the tobacco industry, invest our money into their pockets Its ironic to see councils policy "smoke till death, but we can help to aid your life by helping you to smoke further" Smoking should be classed as Class A drugs, but the reason it is not is due to the revenue that the government inherits "Well cycle all you want, we care about your death", your regards bradford council thruth9211
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