Yorkshire Tour de France bid to be discussed by MPs

Scenery, Tour de France 2012, stage 13

Members of Parliament will debate Yorkshire's 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart bid on Tuesday, December 18, in the hope of whipping up support for the bid.

Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith will lead the debate in Westminster Hall, and will be hoping to receive the support of fellow MPs. Smith has said that a visit by the Tour to Yorkshire could be worth "hundreds of millions" to the local ecomomy and raise the area's profile on the international stage.

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