We're on the way to Yorkshire

Britain’s biggest weekend is upon us — don’t miss it

Tour de France bunting

That’s it, once I’ve finished writing this, I’m out of here, off to Yorkshire. The big build-up to the Tour de France Grand Départ begins now, three days of presentations, receptions and meetings before the first stage rolls out of Leeds midday on Saturday.

It’s an exciting prelude to the big race as the riders, team cars and trucks roll into the town ahead of the hordes of fans who’ll pack the roadsides this weekend.

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