Tuesday 23 December 2014

Councillor Isobel Bowler, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said:

“I can confirm that Sheffield did not submit a bid to be included in next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. After this year’s hugely successful Grand Depart Stage 2 finish in Sheffield, we believed it only fair to allow other towns in the region that were unable to host the Tour this year should be able to welcome the new event in 2015.

“We will be building on the cycling legacy created by hosting the world’s greatest annual sporting event and we wish the new race every success next year.”