Le Tour Opening Ceremony – find out more

The Yorkshire Grand Depart Opening Ceremony promises to be the grandest opening in the Tour’s history, with global rockstars, cycling heros, international media and church bellringing.  I mean could you ask for more.

Here are a few websites with more news about the Opening Ceremony to help you understand the scale and significance of it.  As bellringers it is a huge privilege for us to be able to play a part in supporting this massive event as we welcome Le Tour de France to Yorkshire.

http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-grand-depart-2014/tour-de-france-opening-ceremony

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-06-05/line-up-revealed-for-grand-departs-spectacular-opening-ceremony/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-27722110

http://www.firstdirectarena.com/venue-information/latest-news/article/four-weeks-to-the-yorkshire-grand-d-part-opening-ceremony-be-part-of-history/805/

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/tour-de-france-2014-embrace-7267249

Executive producer Martin Green, who was Head of Ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics, said: “We’re breaking new ground here for the Tour de France with this ambitious show – it’s something much bigger and completely new to the cycling world.  With the theme of the event The People of Yorkshire Welcome the World, this will give the riders the entrance they deserve as the Yorkshire Grand Départ celebrations begin.”


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