11 Fantastic Tour de France Articles


Fever-pitch is now less than 3 weeks away. The Tour de France is set to descend on Yorkshire in a blaze of yellow glory; and we at Wheelie Good Guys simply cannot wait. To celebrate the rapid approach of the event; we’ve put together all of our best Tour de France coverage in one fantastic article!

Best Places to Stay Around Sheffield for the 2014 Tour De France

Holme-Moss-3The world’s largest single sporting event, the Tour De France will arrive in Yorkshire this summer. Beginning on Saturday 5th July and culminating on Monday 7th July, the second stage of the Grand Depart will take place over 200km from York to Sheffield. Read the full story here…


Timetable for the 2014 Tour de France

le-tourWith less than 100 days to go until the Tour de France arrives in UK, fans across the country are planning where to best gain access the event. The 3 stages of this year’s Grand Depart will see areas up and down the country welcome the world. Read the full story here…

Stage 2 of Le Tour – A Detailed Look (Part 1)

hebden-bridgeWith approximately two months remaining; anticipation is rapidly growing surrounding the 2014 Tour de France. On Sunday 6th July Stage 2 of the route will see entrants travel from York to Sheffield; along a route 201km in length.The magnificent Peak District will provide a stunning backdrop for the second stage of the Grand Depart; as its breathtaking countryside is combined with Yorkshire’s historical architectural landmarks throughout a truly unique route. Read the full story here…


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Stage 2 of Le Tour – A Detailed Look (Part 2)

Holme-Moss-2We’re taking a look at the remaining half of the Stage 2 route; which climbs from Rippoden, out through the Peak District, and down into Sheffield. Our guide aims to take a more detailed look at some of the key places along the route; whilst also informing readers of the expected arrival times for both the competing cyclists and the Tour Publicity Caravan in each of the places we covered. Read the full story here…

6 Great Cycling Themed Events in Sheffield from the 2014 Yorkshire Festival

sheffield-stationIn celebration of the Grand Depart in Yorkshire, and the wheels within the Tour de France; Kelham Island are offering entrants the attraction of their Wheels Trail. Entrants are given the opportunity to discover some of the many wheels that have contributed towards Sheffield becoming the Steel City. Included; are the iconic Penny Farthing, a Boneshaker bicycle and the Sheffield Simplex car and motorcycles. They can all be found within the Charlesworth Transport Gallery. An exhibition suitable for 7-11 year olds, you can ‘pick up a free Wheels Trail’ as part of normal museum admission. Read the full story here…

Classic Holme Moss Climb Sure to be Tour de France Highlight

holme-moss-roadThe crowds are set to be massive; but with the climb being on such a grand scale, there should still be plenty of places for everyone who wishes to base themselves here for the 2014 Tour. The climb has a reputation as one of the most daunting in the UK, so it only seems fair to give it the coverage it commands. Read the full story here…


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Arduous Cragg Vale Climb Will Test Peloton in Beautiful Surroundings

Cragg-ValeAs the race passes through Hebden Bridge, the half way point of Stage 2 will have been reached. Shortly after, in the valley of Mytholmroyd; the long, arduous climb up to Cragg Vale begins. Cragg Vale – as the road sign at the start informs visitors – is the longest continuous gradient in England; rising 968 feet over 5 and a half miles; ensuring a tough test for the peleton. It will also be a popular place to view the event as the cyclists struggle up it. Read the full story here…

5 Great Tour de France Vantage Points Around Sheffield

tour-de-franceHere’s a guide to 5 of the best places to watch the Tour de France in the Sheffield area. Being based in the city; Wheelie Good Guys are well placed to provide you with information on great vantage points to view the race. The places chosen provide varying backdrops to watch the Tour from – pick your favorite and happy viewing! Read the full story here…

10 Great Places to Visit Around Sheffield

winter-gardensAs a city steeped in rich industrial history; and one that has also been on the receiving end of some significant investment over the past decade, it possesses plenty of fantastic places to explore. All are reachable through cycling; and within the close vicinity of Sheffield. Read the full story here…

5 Reasons the Grand Depart Makes Sense for Yorkshire

peak-districtWhat better way to generate such widespread excitement than the Tour de France. As a sporting event that is largely free to witness in person; it presents itself as an unrivalled sporting event for the fans. Careful positioning along the race route can enable you to witness the riders up close and personal for a decent spell of time; as they battle the climbs of Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the 2014 Grand Depart. Read the full story here…

10 Great Official Spots for the Yorkshire Grand Depart

sheffield-tour-de-franceWe have made a point since this website began of trying to provide fans with some of the best tips on where the best places are to watch the event in the Yorkshire area. It might be however; that you would rather soak up the atmosphere on a big screen, or through interaction with other fans on a mass scale. Read the full story here…



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