Chance for business to benefit from big race

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Businesses around South Yorkshire can find out how they can get involved in next year’s Tour De France Grand Départ.

An information roadshow about the event next July is coming to Sheffield Town Hall between 10am and noon on Thursday, May 9, which is one of 17 taking place across the region.

Gary Verity, chief executive of tourist agency Welcome to Yorkshire, which is helping to organise the 2014 Grand Départ, said: “The response to the roadshows so far has been staggering.

“We are not even half way through our schedule and we have already met with over 1,000 businesses.”

Anyone interested in attending the Sheffield session is asked to sign up at