Stocksbridge gears up for Le Tour!

Tour de France 6th July 2014 

A sub group of the Stocksbridge Events and 4SLC Teams are meeting on Monday 18th.November and on the 9th.December to at the Town Hall from 1900 to discuss all the possibilities of promoting the Town, including the introduction of our fantastic community , with all its community groups, leisure facilities, pubs clubs and businesses, not just the day of the race but during the 100 days leading up to the event.

They would like to hear from you if you have already started to plan a local event or are considering doing so, or if you would like to take part in the promotion of Stocksbridge as a place to visit and enjoy. On Sunday 6th.July, 2014, Le Tour will pass within 2 miles of the Town centre, giving us great opportunity to promote ourselves as the north east gateway to the Peak District National Park. Many visitors are expected and these people will need to be housed as well as fed, watered and entertained.

This event gives Stocksbridge and surrounding villages an opportunity that cannot and should not be missed.

Are you Interested?

Then please contact  either the council at or Ccl. Nigel Owen or by calling the office on Tuesdays or Thursdays on 0114 288 7895 and leaving details.

Keep in touch with what is going on by visiting the Stocksbridge events forum on Facebook.

  • The Tour de France is the world's largest annual sporting event. It lasts three weeks and covers 3,600 km.
  • It has a TV audience of over three billion (over 3,000,000,000), spread over 188 countries and over 120 TV channels.
  • The last hour each day is broadcast live across Europe.
  • Over 2000 journalists from over 35 nationalities attend the Tour each year.  
  • The teams, tour personnel and media use over 5000 hotel rooms each night.
  • Over twelve million spectators, each travelling an average of 130 km to the Tour will each spend over six hours at the roadside.
  • The pre-race procession (200 vehicles) takes over three hours to pass a single point on the route. 
  • Press and Education packs are both available

​Marie Curie Cancer Care is the official charity partner for the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 in the UK.

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