The locations of 17 free admission Tour de France Spectator Hubs in Yorkshire have been announced, including a 40,000-capacity venue at the end of Stage 2 in Sheffield.
Organisers of the opening stages of the Tour, the TDF Hub 2014, announced the locations yesterday. The organisers urged fans who planned to visit the Tour grand depart in Yorkshire on 5 and 6 July to decide where they were going to watch the race and get there early.
The free admission hubs are aligned with the route and will mean fans can watch Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) get the race underway on big screens, and get into the spirit of the festivities.
Sir Rodney Walker, chair of TdF HUB 2014, said: "People can now start planning where they want to spend their day and take advantage of the facilities on offer, which include big screens, food and entertainment.
"Whether you want to cheer on your favourite riders or spend the day with your family, there's something for everyone. I have no doubt they will contribute to the success of this event."
Hub locations include Skipton and Leyburn, Hawes, Otley, Ilkley, York and 40,000-capacity venue, the Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield.
Venues of the TdF Spectator Hubs on stage 1
Last month the first Spectator Hub was announced in Otley. The site of Spectator Hubs in London, which hosts the end of Stage 3 will be announced shortly.
For a full list of venues visit www.letour.yorkshire.com.