Tour de France comes to CRP

Over the first weekend of this July, a total of 2.5 million people lined the streets of Northern England to catch the biggest annual sporting event – Le Tour de France 2014 – happen live on their doorstep. Luckily for us, CRP happens to be located just three miles shy of a part of the Stage 2 route. This section of Stage 2 passes through our town of Littleborough, from which ten thousand people headed to the Tour route to cheer on their favourite team as they ascend the longest continuous gradient in England. The gradient rises up to a height of 1000ft over a distance of 5.4 miles.


Although most stages of the Tour de France are held in France, this year’s Grand Départ began in Leeds, a city in the county of Yorkshire on the 5th of July. This monumental event saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with Prince Harry, conducting the ceremonial launch of the race at the beginning of Stage 1. Following the royal flag-off, the cyclists went on to tackle the first stage, covering a distance of 190km from Leeds to Harrogate. The next stage (Stage 2), which we were fortunate to be on, covered a 210km distance from York to Sheffield. This is the first time the Tour has been brought to Yorkshire and it is expected to bring in an excess of £100million in economic benefit to the region.

So if you require something that endures, either get yourself a Tour cyclist or buy lined equipment from CRP.




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Todmorden Road
OL15 9EG

Phone: +44(0)1706 756400
Fax: +44(0)1706 379567

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