Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Get ready to begin your 2,300 mile journey here in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Leeds is the third largest city in the United Kingdom and for the first time in history will mark the beginning of the Tour De France in northern England. Previously, the tour has only visited the southern coast and capital.
As you ride, be prepared to experience Leeds’ bustling streets rich in culture and the home of premier shopping districts, acclaimed art galleries, and the Grand Theatre and Opera House. Take in the beauty of Victorian architecture present throughout the city and relive history as you pass the Kirkstall Abbey (a Cistercian monastery), Lotherton Hall (a charming Edwardian country home), and Temple Newsam (owned by Henry VIII).