Le Tour Confirms West Yorkshire 'Spectator Hubs'

They'll be in Ilkley, Keighley, Haworth, Huddersfield and Holmfirth.

Spectators can now plan the perfect Tour de France experience in West Yorkshire, with the news that 17 official Grand Depart Spectator Hubs are going to be set up when the event comes to the region in July.

With free admission, the hubs will have a big screen providing coverage of the race, together with refreshments, entertainment and toilets.

Each will hold more than 10,000 fans, have a big screen in place and ready to show all the weekend's sporting activity from 10am til 10pm on Saturday and Sunday; then transforming into free open air cinemas each evening.

Riverside Gardens in Ilkley, the Leisure Centre, Keighley, and Haworth's Central Park have been announced as the sites in Bradford district.

The Kirklees hubs will be located at St George's Square, and at Sands Recreation Ground beside Holmfirth Swimming Pool.

Chair of TdFHUB2014Ltd, Sir Rodney Walker, said: "Grand Depart Spectator hubs are the perfect places to catch this world-class sporting event.

"People can now start planning where they want to spend their day and take advantage of the facilities on offer which include big screens, food and entertainment.

"Whether you want to cheer on your favourite riders or spend the day with your family, there's something for everyone. I have no doubt they will contribute to the success of this event."

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