Relive 2014’s Le Grand Depart at Leeds Town Hall

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Sunday, July 5, marks the first anniversary of the grandest ever Grand Départ of the Tour de France, and to celebrate, a ‘One Year On’ event will be taking place at Leeds Town Hall. It’s free to attend, and guess what? You’re all invited.

The interactive exhibition event, called ​Le Grand Départ – One Year On​, will be a celebration of that famous weekend last July, and everyone is invited to come along and share their memories of the two days that well and truly put Yorkshire on the map.

The event is being run by the Sporting Memories Foundation, a charity established to promote the use of sporting memories to improve the well-being of older people and people with dementia.

After all, who doesn’t like to reminisce about the good times, right?

Visitors to the Town Hall will be reacquainted with some of the sights and sounds from that famous weekend, with photographs and films on display throughout the day. There’ll even be some unique mementos from that weekend in July for people to get their hands on, too.

And during the day, some Tour Maker volunteers from both the Grand Départ and this year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will be on hand to capture those recollections from visitors, memories which will be added to Sporting Memories’ digital archive for all to enjoy.

Doors open at 11am, with the event running until 3pm, so drop in at any point during the day to join in the trip down memory lane.


Prices: Free

Opening Times: 11am – 3pm

Address: Leeds Town Hall

Car Parking: Paid-for parking nearby

Attraction Website: ​

Sat Nav: LS1 3AD

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