Thanks to Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France, the popularity of cycling in Britain has now risen to unprecedented heights. Therefore it is possible that the Tour de France will in the coming years visit the British mainland again.

“We have strong cross-party political support within the county to make this happen and now we have the support of President François Hollande, which is great news for our bid,” said Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire.

In 2007 the Tour de France started in England. The riders rode a prologue through the streets of London and took on a stage, before they went back to France.

Source: Shimano Newsroom