Special signs hail Tour route in Sheffield

Tour de France route signs will soon be in place ready for the event. From left, David Green, left and Penny Rea from Wincobank friends with Cllr Peter Price on Jenkin Road
Tour de France route signs will soon be in place ready for the event. From left, David Green, left and Penny Rea from Wincobank friends with Cllr Peter Price on Jenkin Road
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It’s almost here – and now special road signs are showing the way Tour de France cyclists will ride across the city.

It’s almost here - and now special road signs are showing the way Tour de France cyclists will ride across the city.

Brown and white signs will be in place along the route, which enters on the A616 at Midhopestones and finishes at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Sunday July 6.

The four summits in Midhopestones, Bradfield, Oughtibridge and Wincobank are also to éhave signs displaying their height and gradient.

Jenkin Road in Wincobank is the steepest climb of any section on the route at a 33 per cent gradient.

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “Enthusiasts are already cycling the route and the new signs will make this easier and serve as a lasting reminder of the Grand Départ in Yorkshire.

“The Tour de France is already raising the profile of Sheffield and these signs are one of the ways we are building on the interest generated by this international event.”