Yorkshire media and the Grand Depart

The local media reports varying attitudes towards the Tour De France coming to Yorkshire. Here are two examples. The first, positive, report is from the Wharfedale Observer Perfect time to introduce new cycle strategy and makes a link to the very successful Otley Cycling Club and Lizzie Armitstead’s silver medal in the Olympic road race. The second is in the Craven Herald and Pioneer, Warning issued to cyclists over Tour de France route, reporting on the very negative and ill-informed comments of the Conservative Councillor Andy Quinn. I would have thought that the prospect of thousands of cyclists from all over the UK and abroad coming to the Yorkshire Dales would provide a fantastic opportunity to local businesses, particularly those connected to the tourist industry, with the prospect of attracting many more visitors in the future as well as the period of the Tour.

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