Stage 1 of Yorkshire Grand Depart 2014
The official Stage 1 route (yellow) started in Leeds city centre and finished in Harrogate. To avoid the traffic in one of the UK's busiest city centres, guests can cycle the same distance by starting from Rudding Park and joining the official route at Harewood (orange).
If the whole route is too daunting or you may not have quite the pain threshold or endurance to ride the whole route why not create your own route? For example Harrogate – Ripon – Skipton – Harrogate.