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MEETinLEEDS are showing their support for Le Tour Yorkshire by cycling the entire Leeds to Harrogate stage of the Tour de France 2014, using spinning bicycles at the Edge Sports Facility, less than a mile from the start line of the Grand Depart!

Tour-De-France-2014-InfographicAlong with our colleagues at the Edge, (all conference delegates and MEETinLEEDS residents at Storm Jameson Court get free access to the facilities at the Edge, remember!) and Great Food at Leeds, who provide catering for our conferences and events, the 20 riders will each complete 9.5km to take us the 190km distance to the finish line. We will calculate the total time it takes us and then compare with how the professionals fare on the 5th July!

Our “Team Leeds”, ranging from novices to spin class teachers, will be travelling in pairs to instigate a bit of healthy competition. Hopefully, the event will give even more people the cycling bug and add to the ever growing cycling community at the University of Leeds.

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For more information about the Tour de France you can visit our dedicated webpage here.