Skipton hotel gives cycling fans a chance to try ‘Le Tour’

The first stage of the 2014 Tour de France will, of course, be coming through some of Yorkshire’s toughest cycling terrain and The Rendezvous Hotel have put together a series of three-day packages, designed to give cyclists a once in a lifetime chance to cycle the 118 miles that make up the first two stages.

Cyclists up for the challenge of cycling what promises to be an undeniably tough route will be guided and supported throughout, with an option to take a slightly modified route avoiding town centres and excessive traffic.

Strategically placed for both the first and second stages of the ‘Le Tour Yorkshire’ the Rendezvous Hotel is in Skipton and just one mile from the first stage route and three miles from the second stage. Malcolm Weaving, owner of the Rendezvous Hotel, said: “We were absolutely thrilled when we heard the Tour would be coming to Yorkshire. The beautiful Yorkshire Dales are right on our doorstep and with 683 square miles of the some of the loveliest scenery in the UK; the area makes the perfect location to start the world’s greatest cycle race.”

From May 2013 the Rendezvous Hotel, in conjunction with CyCol Tours, will be offering cyclists the chance to try the Tour route and Malcolm explained what’s on offer: “We have many years of experience in offering accommodation to groups and working with CyCol Tours offers us an exciting opportunity to offer tailor-made accommodation for cyclists.”

“CyCol Tours’ staff will be on hand to provide support throughout each stage. Their support car, trailer and motorcycle escort rider will stay with groups, ensuring that they get the most out of the experience and enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“Our experience of looking after groups, along with our understanding of what cyclists require, means we can offer the ideal accommodation for anyone who’d like to try the route of the Tour for themselves. We not only offer great accommodation, we’ll also be providing bike storage and cleaning, expertise for bike repairs, a drying room as and a hot tub, steam room, sauna and gym for easing out any post-cycle aches and pains!”

The Rendezvous Hotel will be offering their cycling packages at a cost of £320 per person with a reduction for packages booked in May/June 2013. The accommodation includes dinner, bed and breakfast, after-dinner group discussions on the route for the following day, transport for riders and bikes where necessary and refreshments for the route. For further information and to book, please contact the Rendezvous Hotel on 01756 700100.

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