Explore Churches – TdY 2017

In July 2014, three million people thronged the roadsides of Yorkshire to welcome Le Tour de France to God’s Own County.  The sun shone, bands played and church bells rang.

Yorkshire was globally endorsed as the new home of world cycling and its churches took centre stage as landmarks in the TV commentary.  The story continues with the annual Tour de Yorkshire and the upcoming 2019 UCI Cycling World Championships.

Here, Rod Ismay, author of Bells & Bikes, picks 16 churches from the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire for you to visit and enjoy; all looking great from the saddle. Plenty of other churches on the route are listed on ExploreChurches, why not explore the map.

Click the photo below to enjoy the article on #ExploreChurches

Ch 38 Le Tour passes Blubberhouses church

http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/explore-churches/tour-de-yorkshire-2017

 

Church Days – Les Tours de la Tour

Did you see those beautiful churches and their soaring towers dominating the TV footage of Le Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire? Did you see those massive yellow jerseys, giant bunting and painted bikes that folk adorned their towers with?

If so you’ll love “Tours de la Tour” on the Church Days website. If not, you’ll love it all the same.

Church Days welcomes visitors to the 16,000 Cathedral and Church buildings of the Church of England. Get on your bike and plan a ride around them. Click the photo below…

RW July 05 Skipton tower yellow jersey

http://www.churchdays.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=37&Itemid=388

 

TdY DIY – Make it a holiday. YHA

The Tour de Yorkshire gets better and better. And you can ride the route too!

Whether or not you are one of the thousands of folk riding the Sportive this weekend, you can make a holiday of it another time.

Click the link below to see the 2017 race routes on the official website. You can also explore previous years races there. Below it is a link to the Yorkshire map of the YHA (England & Wales), with handy accomodation in many memorable locations from the Tour de France 2014 and from subsequent Tours De Yorkshire. Go on, make your own cycle tour.

http://letour.yorkshire.com/2017

http://www.yha.org.uk/places-to-stay/yorkshire

Do send us a photo of your bike on the race route. And a church. And bells!