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Sheffield signs up for challenging tour stage

Special road signs are about to go up in Sheffield to celebrate the arrival of one of the world’s greatest sporting events in the city. The challenging route of the Tour de France will be clearly marked with brown and white signs, and signs on the four summits in Sheffield will highlight their height and gradient. The summits in Sheffield ...

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Outdoor festival goers gearing up for Cliffhanger

This summer’s Cliffhanger festival is nearly here. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities, especially biking ones, at this eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June 2014. The family-friendly, value for money event, is expected to attract ...

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Residents prepared for world-class event

6 June 2014 RESIDENTS PREPARED FOR WORLD-CLASS EVENT Sheffield residents are being advised to expect some disruption to their usual routines when one of the world’s greatest events rolls into the city next month. Stage 2 of the prestigious Tour de France cycle race will finish outside Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Sunday 6 July. Road closures will be kept to ...

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Tour de France plans for lasting legacy

13 May 2014 TOUR DE FRANCE PLANS FOR LASTING LEGACY Sheffield is planning to take full advantage from the excitement building around hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. A host of ideas are set to take shape following the massive boom in cycling in recent years to improve the quality of life in Sheffield and people’s general health. ...

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Get on your bike for the Highland Fling

One of the biggest bashes in Sheffield’s outdoor events calendar will be returning this bank holiday with a cycling theme to mark the upcoming Tour de France. A taste of the countryside will be coming to the city once again when the 11th Highland Fling Country Fair arrives at Graves Park on Monday 5 May 2014. Entertainment at this year’s ...

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Countdown to Tour de France


A special clock counting down the time until the much heralded Tour de France comes to Sheffield is set to be installed in the Winter Garden. Sheffield City Council is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors to the city as the South Yorkshire capital becomes the focus nationally and internationally as part of the Tour de France Grand Depart. ...

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Britain’s best beer city a sign of the times

America’s most iconic newspaper has championed Sheffield as one of the top places to visit and enjoy a pint of home brewed real ale this year alongside some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Owners of the Fat Cat and Kelham Island Tavern can expect standing room only this year thanks to the New York Times which has included the ...

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