For the first time ever the Tour De France is visiting the north of England.
It is being heralded as Yorkshire’s moment to shine and to welcome the world. This is the third largest sporting event in the world and in all twelve million spectators are anticipated to line the route.
The Tour De France will depart on the 5 July 2014 from the Headrow in Leeds and the riders will cover 190 kilometres on their way to Harrogate with the route taking them through many towns and villages including Ilkley, Skipton, Harrogate, Rippon and various others.
Roads along the route will be closed by 09.10 when the publicity caravan of elaborate floats will pass followed by the riders who commence their race at 11.10.
It is anticipated that they will finish in Harrogate around 04.30. The following day, stage two will take the race from York to Sheffield with riders covering 200 kilometres whilst travelling through Haworth, Huddersfield, Keighley, Hebden Bridge and many more places.
It is hoped that there will be lots of visitors who will visit the area and it may be worth your while to consider at this point whether your premises would benefit from a temporary event notice to enable you to cater for what will hopefully be a considerable number of visitors drawn to watch this spectacular event.
Should you wish to open earlier than your current Premises Licence permits to cater for visitors in the area you will require a temporary event notice.
Ideally, an application should be submitted at least 10 clear working days before the event takes place.
For more information, please contact our Alcohol & Entertainment Licensing team on 01332 340 211.