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Accessibility for all to enjoy the Grand Départ

This is an archived press release

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Information and guidance is available now for people with disabilities or mobility needs to help them enjoy the Tour de France Grand Départ.

Dedicated information can be seen at offering details on the best way for those with disabilities, mobility needs and their carers to take in the world's largest annual sporting event when it begins this weekend.

The race starts in Leeds on Saturday July 5, taking in a stage through the Yorkshire Dales to Harrogate. Day two, Sunday July 6, from York to Sheffield includes an 18 mile stretch into the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire. The Tour then moves south on day three for the final UK stage from Cambridge to London.

Grand Départ Spectator Hubs and Fan Parks will be the ideal locations to follow the action on big screens while also offering a range of fully-inclusive facilities, including accessible viewing and disabled parking and toilet facilities. Some disabled parking facilities is available to book in advance, but most will operate on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hearing loops will be on offer at the Grand Départ Spectator Hubs at Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield for Stage 2.

For full details of disability access to the Grand Départ, visit  

Accessible facilities near or in the Peak District National Park are at: Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Lockwood, Barnsley area (including the Dog and Partridge A628, The Flouch, Penistone, Langsett, Midhopestones), and Sheffield.

For more information about sites in Derbyshire, visit:

For information about sites in the Barnsley area, go to

For Sheffield, please contact the Tour de France Information Line on: 0114 273 4567, press option 6, and then option 3 to reach an advisor.

This is an archived press release

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