I cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats over 12 days in May 2010. This blog records subsequent trips.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Tour de Yorkshire 2014
I've been looking at the day 1 route for the Tour de France 2014 warm up and the route is very similar to the trip Nicky and I did on hybrids a couple of years ago - except we took 4 days stopping at Kettlewell, Hawes and Masham. I think I've been on or near all these roads either in my youth, when I started youth hostelling aged 13 on my Dawes Debonair 10 speed racer (with Brooks saddle and Karrimor saddle bag), or on the recent trip. There are quite a few steep hills between the dales and the roads are pretty narrow in places. The route also goes within about 5 miles of my parents bungalow, when it passes Harewood. I'm not sure whether I'll arrange to visit - as I don't like crowds much.