Kilnsey en-route to Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales, UK 3rd July, 2014. Cycle imbedded in stone wall a decorations on the Tour de France route. Thousands of cyclists have been in the Yorkshire Dales travelling the route of the Grand Depart. The roads sign, and fields assigned to parking and camping, campsite & tents are now beginning to fill up in preparation for the event on Saturday. The Tour de France is the largest sporting event in the world. It is the first time Le Tour has visited the north of England having previously only made visits to the south coast and the capital.