Business urged to ‘back le bid’

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Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is urging city businesses to ‘back le bid” to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire and one of the stages to Sheffield.

A delegation from the Tour is visiting Yorkshire at the end of May to assess potential courses

Chamber executive director Richard Wright said: “The Tour de France is a huge event which attracts global interest.

“If we can bring it to Sheffield the economic benefits would be tremendous with millions of pounds being generated for local businesses.”

Members of the public are being asked to show their support by signing a petition.

“We would urge businesses across the Sheffield City Region and beyond to sign the petition and show the race organisers it has great support from the people of Yorkshire. Back le bid!”

To sign the online support page visit