On June 24, 2014 a team of enthusiastic cyclists will ride the 24 punishing miles of the Tour De France Grand Depart which lie within the Sheffield city boundary.
The ten volunteers from Amey’s Streets Ahead project will be joined by colleagues from Sheffield City Council and Cycle Boost. They will ride from Langsett Reservoir, north-west of the city, to the finish line on Attercliffe Road, blazing a trail for the Tour de France on July 6.
The route boasts seven gruelling climbs totalling half a vertical mile of elevation, including Oughtibridge’s Jawbone Hill and the notoriously steep Jenkin Road.
Proceeds will go to Sheffield’s Cathedral Archer Project. Based at Sheffield Cathedral, the project helps hundreds of homeless people every year, providing thousands of hot meals and hot showers as well as training and counselling to help lives get back on track.