Tour De France roadshow date

Action from this year's Tour De France

Action from this year's Tour De France

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Find out more about the Tour De France’s visit to South Yorkshire at a roadshow event.

Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire is holding the open session at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Templeborough, between 10am and 12noon on Wednesday.

A spokesman said: “We are urging people to come along and find out how they can benefit from the Tour de France.

“The roadshow will include an update on our current activity with the Tour de France, information on plans for a cultural festival in the 100 days prior to the race, and the opportunity to ask questions.”

The event will open at 10am and presentations will begin at around 10.20am.

Anyone wanting to attend is asked to register at www.yorkshire.com/memberevents or call 0113 322 3564.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Sheffield when the tour’s Grand Départ stage passes through on July 6, 2014.

The provisional route has cyclists entering South Yorkshire from the Woodhead Pass, then running via Langsett, Bradfield, Oughtibridge, Grenoside, Parson Cross, Fox Hill, Wadsley Bridge, Fir Vale and Wincobank, and ending up at Sheffield Arena.

Residents have already expressed excitement at being given the chance to see the world’s top cyclists.

Other legs of the Grand Départ will take in Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales, while the third UK stage will be from Cambridge to London.

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