Ilkley announced as the first official spectator hub for Le Tour
The first official spectator hub for the Grand Depart was announced last week, and it will be in the town of Ilkley.
As reported by Welcome to Yorkshire, the hub will have capacity for 8000 people and will offer a variety of free family activities when the race passes through on July 5th. In addition to watching the race and caravan ride by, spectators will be able to enjoy a range of cycling activities and explore the best food and drink the town has to offer from a number of locally sourced food stands. Before and after the race passes through Ikley, spectators will also be able to watch the duration of the race from a big screen that will be set up at the hub.
Ilkley is a favourite among Yorkshire locals: surrounded by beautiful moors, boasting beautiful Victorian architecture, and filled with a fantastic range of pubs, bars, tearooms and restaurants. For a full guide of the best places to eat, drink, and stay in this great town, be sure to read our local’s guide here.