Tour de France 2014 Yorkshire and London VIP experiences
Tour de France 2014 Yorkshire and London VIP experiences
The 2014 Tour de France is visiting Yorkshire for the 2014 Grand Depart with 2 fantastic stages around Yorkshire. Le Tour then moves on to Cambridge and London for the third stage of the 2014 Le Tour. As a VIP Tour Operator of the Tour de France, we have some incredible and exclusive experiences available for you.
For all of these VIP experiences our Sports Tours International staff will be there for you on arrival at the venue to ensure that everything runs smoothly. We will then hand you over to the Tour de France hosts who will look after you.
At the start
The 2014 Tour de France entourage and organisation travel around with the riders. The team buses park within an enclosed and restricted area. An expo type village is created at the start of each one of the stages. It is usually here that everyone who is linked in any way to the Tour de France like TV, sponsors and celebrities from the cycling world will show themselves. Also local companies will be keen to show off their wares. Your VIP passes will give you access to the village and the rider's paddock. If you into collecting autographs, this is the best place for it.
At the finish
The Tour de France sets up a limited number of areas located on course within the final portion of the stage. These have names like Izoard and Galibier. On the Champs Elysees there are far more different options to choose from with Official TDF Paris hospitality. Access to these areas is usually reserved and by invitation only. You will see famous ex-cyclists, sponsors team guests. Typically these areas are within 200 metres or so of the finish line. You can enjoy catering and see the stage unfold on several TV screens. There is also a spectator friendly elevated viewing area. Champagne is served as the race to celebrate the winner.
Please note - this is updated as of June 5th with the latest availability as many of the options we had originally have now sold out.
On the course
Because we are official partners with the Tour, we have access to areas that are usually off limits to the general public. This includes access to the actual course that the riders will be going on. If you want to ride, then we can offer for you to Ride the first 15km of the actual race route to either show off your company or club or to just lap up the applause.
Stage 1 - Leeds to Harrogate - Saturday 5 July
The first stage will be a fantastic opening to the 2014 Tour de France, with the start in Leeds, then up to Harewood and around the Yorkshire Dales until a sprint finish into Harrogate. This is also the home of Mark Cavendish's mum, so can Cav take the stage win for his first ever Yellow Jersey of the Tour de France? We think probably!
Grandstand seats in Harrogate along the finishing straight of Stage 1 - Take your seat to witness the first stage winner of the 2014 Tour de France. Will it be Cav? Will it be Peter Sagan or someone else? Whoever the winner, these seats will be a brilliant vantage spot to watch the finish from. If it is Cav who wins, there will only ever be one time when he pulls on his first Yellow jersey, so do not miss the chance to be there to see it! The Tour is expected to cross the line around 15:50/16:00, but the area will open from 12 noon. As this is unreserved seating, we advise being there as early as possible, and certainly before 13:45 to select your place. The Tour de France publicity caravan is due to arrive about 14:45. Price is £249 per seat. Book Now.
Stage 2 - York to Sheffield
Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour, is going to be an interesting stage, much harder than many people think, with a number of short sharp climbs and hundreds of thousands of cycling fans lining the roads cheering everyone on. The start from York takes in some of the historic landmarks of this famous city before heading towards the Pennines and some of Britain's most celebrated cycling roads. The stage may suit a breakaway or it could come together for the finish in Sheffield.
Grandstand seats in Sheffield along the finishing straight of Stage 2 - See the winner of the second stage cross the line from this great vantage point. You will be welcomed by Tour de France hostesses and enjoy the atmosphere and the build up to the stage finish. This area will open from 12:30 and we advise taking your place by 13:30, as the Tour de France publicity caravan will arriove around 14:45 with the race finish expected about 16:15, before the stage winner's presentation. Price is £199 per seat. Book Now.
Stage 3 - Cambridge to London
After leaving Yorkshire the Tour moves on to Cambridge for a start in this famous University town and a lunchtime depart heading south towards a finish on The Mall in London, taking in the likes of Olympic Park on the way there.
Why not book a weekend in London to enjoy all there is to enjoy about the arrival of the 101st Tour de France in the nation's capital. To book or to read a bit more, click here
Ride the first 15km of Stage 3 from Cambridge - You will take centre stage as you ride through the centre of Cambridge, cheered on by thousands of cycling fans. From the start on Gonville Place by Parker’s Piece, you will ride through the historic city centre via Regent Street and Sidney Street before turning left at the Round Church. You will then ride past the world famous colleges of St Johns, Trinity and Kings and cycle along Kings Parade and Trumpington Street before leaving the city via Trumpington Road. It is your 15 minutes (or a bit longer!) of fame. £229pp. Book Now.
Galibier finishline VIP Hospitality on the Mall in London - Enjoy this VIP experience at the finish of Stage 3 in the heart of London. Today's stage will finish on the Mall bringing back memories of the 2012 London Olympics. You will be treated to alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks from a cocktail buffet and you will be able to watch today's stage develop on a big screen before the riders cross the finish line. This particular hospitality facility is one of the official TDF units which moves around France over the three weeks of the Tour, and is located on the left hand side of the finish straight as the riders head towards the actual finish line in the direction of Admirality Arch. This area will open at 1pm, with the arrival of the Caravan at 2pm and the race finish itself scheduled for somewhere between 3:30 and 4pm. The area closes at 5:30pm. Price is £549 per person. Book Now.
These are just some of our fantastic Tour de France VIP experiences that we are able to offer as we are an Official VIP Tour Operator of the 2014 Tour de France. We also have other experiences available for other stages in France like:
- Cobbles will split the pack in Northern France - The Northern France stages with VIP access
- An early advantage can be forced by one of the favourites in the Vosges mountains - VIP experiences Vosges mountains
- The always tough Alps - VIP experiences Alpine stages
- The fight for Yellow will be decided in the Pyrenees - VIP experiences Pyrenean stages and Bergerac time trial
As tradition dictates with the modern day Tour de France, the final day will be in Paris, where we will have the official TDF hospitality available for you to enjoy.
We also offer travel packages to enjoy the Tour in Yorkshire and in London.
If you have other requirements for the 2014 Tour de France, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 161 703 8161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org