Accommodation for Cycling The Tour De France, The Grand Depart Yorkshire

Holiday Cottages suitable for cycling parties wanting to cycle the Tour De France Yorkshire Leg.

In 2012 God Save the Queen rang out over the Champs-Élysées as Bradley Wiggins was declared the new king of France. That or he had won a bike race, my pre Olympics memories are as fuzzy as the great man's side burns.

In 2014 the opening stages of the Tour de France, The Grand Depart will be held, where else but beautiful Yorkshire.

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On Saturday the 5th of July and Sunday the 6th of July 2014 the worlds best cyclists will race for just under 400km between Leeds and Harrogate and then York to Sheffield taking in the best of the Yorkshire countryside including the Yorkshire Dales and its picturesque and historic market towns.

At High Grange Self Catering Holiday Cottages we were pretty pleased about this, already popular with cyclists the cottages are located between the two start points so we can provide ideal accommodation for cyclists looking to ride one or both of the Yorkshire legs of the Tour De France, le Grand Depart.

The cottages are located in countryside ideally suited for some warm up rides through some stunning scenery prior to tackling the main event of the 2014 Tour de France course. The cottages offer great group accommodation, the Farmhouse sleeps eleven and there's even a small sauna to help with the recovery of any weary muscles. Alternatively renting two or three of the smaller cottages can be a better option for some groups, all but one of our cottages are located around a small courtyard and all have good spaces where you can relax and dine together.

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Cycles can be stored free of charge by arrangement in our barn or you can arrange to hire bikes through one of the many local companies based out of York/Leeds/Harrogate. Also bikes can be carried free of charge in the guards van on the Wensleydale railway if you pre-arrange.

To find out more about our ideal accommodation from which to cycle the The Tour De France The Grand Depart route visit or give us  a call on01677 422740 to discuss your plans. Or drop us a line at

For more information about the Yorkshire leg of The Tour De France, The Grand Départ visit