Legacy of Le Tour in Doncaster

Doncaster Cycle Festival.  Elite riders.  L/r Dean Downing, Graham Briggs, Martin Maltby (organiser), John Tanner and Ed Clancy.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Doncaster Cycle Festival. Elite riders. L/r Dean Downing, Graham Briggs, Martin Maltby (organiser), John Tanner and Ed Clancy. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

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The route of the Tour de France in Yorkshire may have bypassed Doncaster but it has still left a legacy.

Veteran cyclists from across the borough are agreed - there are a lot more people riding bicycles than there used to be.

NSST 6-7-14 Bradfield 27
Tour De France comes to Bradfield

NSST 6-7-14 Bradfield 27 Tour De France comes to Bradfield

The renaissance started when Sir Bradley Wiggins won Le Tour in 2012 but has snowballed since the world’s best riders came to Yorkshire in early July for the start of the world’s biggest bike race. On that Saturday and Sunday millions thronged the roadsides of Yorkshire to see the great spectacle.

 

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