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Tour de France through Ripon! Saturday 5th July 2014

On Saturday 5th July the world will be watching our corner of Yorkshire as Stage 1 of Le Grand Depart passes through Ripon on it’s route from Leeds to Harrogate.  Along with other towns and villages  Ripon’s been preparing to celebrate the event in style; knitted bunting and decorated bikes appearing all over the place!  The Market Place is an official hub with a screen, entertainment and market and it’ll be closed to traffic for the duration of the weekend. We’ll be offering a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors expected and hope staying in our city will not just be memorable and enjoyable but safe too. Although we’re not able to open on Saturday 5th,  our local NHS services have got a contingency plan for any emergency, urgent and routine medical care: Allez! Allez! Allez!  

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