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  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

On the road

North Yorkshire

County town: Northallerton (Pop: 15,740)
Population: 1,072,600 (2005)
Districts: Selby, Borough of Harrogate, Craven, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale, Borough of Scarborough, City of York, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees
Surface: 8,654 km2
Largest town: York (Pop: 202,400)
Economy: agriculture, mines, power, high technology, tourism.
Specialities: Yorkshire pudding, ginger bread, liquorice, rhubarb, beer, chocolate in York, Wensleydale (cheese)
Tourisme: York (cathedral, old town, museums), Ripon cathedral, castles of Ripley, Helmsley, Richmond, Skipton, Scarborough and Middleham. Abbeys of Rievaulx, Byland and Selby.
Websitehttp://www.northyorks.gov.uk

West Yorkshire

Population: 2 ,227,000 (2011)
Districts: Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford. 
Surface: 2,029 km2
Largest town: Leeds (Pop: 750,700)   
Economy: wool (Bradford), linen (Leeds), industry, mines (Wakefield, Leeds).  Today finance, banking and insurance (Leeds), call centres (Wakefield), supermarkets. 
Specialities: Yorkshire pudding, ginger bread, liquorice, rhubarb, beer.
Tourism: Leeds (Leeds City Museum, Royal Armouries Museum), Brontë cottage in Haworth, ruins of the castles of Pontrefact and Sandal, Emley Moor, Ilkley Moor, industrial heritage in Bradford, Harewood House.
Websitehttp://www.wyjs.org.uk/

South Yorkshire

County town:  Barnsley until 1986, and remains home to the South Yorskhire Joint Secretariat.
Population:1.34 million (2011)
Districts: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield.  
Surface: 1,552 km2
Largest town: Sheffield (Pop: 530,000)
Economy: old coalmines, markets (Doncaster), steel (Sheffield) new technologies.
Specialities: Yorkshire pudding, ginger bread, liquorice, rhubarb, beer.
Tourism: Sheffield (museums, gardens), Barnsley (Cannon Hall, Wentworth Castle), Magna Science Adventure Centre (Rotherham). Horse racing in Doncaster.
Websitewww.southyorks.gov.uk

Km 31.3 : Knaresborough

Château de Knaresborough © FlickreviewR, WikipediaViaduc de Knaresborough sur la rivière de Nidd © Markdarb

Mother Shipton is the most famous fortune-teller in England and she was said to be born 500 years ago in a cave in the Knaresborough forest. Close to the cave is a popular petrifying spring.

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