Thursday, 12 June 2014
Cycling Tour de France Stage 2
It's fewer than 4 weeks to go until the greatest cycle race in the world comes to South Yorkshire. To find out what it'll be like for the 198 Tour de France riders, I cycled Stage 2 of the race from York to Sheffield at the weekend. The 125 miles took me two full days of cycling with a night in Hebden Bridge.
Six of us started the ride in York but after countless long, steep, climbs and descents, I was cycling alone. Our good friend Phil fell off his bike coming down a hill after Cragg Vale. We wish him a speedy recovery. I completed the ride at the finish line outside Sheffield Arena at 23:15 on Sunday. It's amazing that the pro riders will do the stage in fewer than 6 hours on Sunday 6th July!
Here's my interview on BBC Radio Sheffield: