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Champion cyclist Chris Froome claims he was run off road by car in France

Champion cyclist Chris Froome claims he was run off road by car in France

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says a car ran him off the road whilst he was training on his bike in France. He claims the driver mounted the curb to follow him onto the pavement, and then drove off.  Froome, 31, posted a picture of his bent bike on Twitter with a caption reading: “Just got rammed on […]

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Bikes, Brexit and the box boost Yorkshire’s visitor numbers

Bikes, Brexit and the box boost Yorkshire’s visitor numbers

  By Scott Francis A WEAKER pound, the legacy of hosting international cycling competitions and a string of hit TV shows filmed in Yorkshire have resulted in a record number of visitors to the county.

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Yorkshire tailor designs the UK’s first cycling business suit

Owen Scott's new business-style cycling suit.

By Joseph Keith A Yorkshire tailor has unveiled a new Tour de France inspired cycling business suit which is the first of its kind in the UK. Owen Scott Bespoke Tailors, based in Huddersfield and Leeds, said the new cycling clothing is “the ultimate in cycling wear for businessmen” after the designer ditched lycra shorts and tight t-shirts for a […]

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Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

As the Tour de France bikes move out, ping pong tables are moving in across Leeds in the hope that people will pick up a bat, a ball and get playing. Ping! Leeds have put up over 20 ping pong tables at Leeds Trinity Kitchen, local libraries and markets in a scheme that they hope will get people out playing during […]

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Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

By Alex Rhodes  A spoken word festival begins today in a historic market town. Word Feast will run through the weekend with events in ten venues throughout Otley. These events include a workshop on writing children’s fiction, a youth poetry slam and an interactive ‘Gruffalo Walk’ where children and parents take a walk whilst reading extracts from the critically acclaimed […]

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Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

By Claire Schofield A trail of woolly bikes will be making their way through Yorkshire as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. In celebration of the Grand Depart, ten bikes will be getting a woolly makeover for a year-long trail connecting ten Yorkshire towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that taken part. Yarn-storming, also known as graffiti knitting, […]

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Yorkshire Festival kick starts 100-day countdown to Tour de France

Yorkshire Festival kick starts 100-day countdown to Tour de France

An exciting array of events – including an annual international bike race for Yorkshire – were unveiled today to mark the 100-day countdown to the Tour de France. Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire launched a packed calendar of sporting and cultural events at a conference in Harrogate, attended by 2,000 guests including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, legendary cyclists Brian […]

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