As the Tour de France came to Yorkshire, the momentum and excitement started to build; especially around the Yorkshire region for the Grand Depart. Amongst other things we went that extra mile with our very own “Tour de ITV”, a celebrity soap to soap cycle challenge that aimed to highlight the integral role volunteers play in putting on these big events and sharing how people can get involved. The 60 mile cycle ride passed through towns and villages between Media City in Manchester, where Coronation Street is filmed, and Eccup in West Yorkshire, home to Emmerdale and just 3 miles from the Festival of Cycling – the Ceremonial start of The Grand Depart 2014!

Little highlights film from the trek across the pennines.

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