Official Tour De France Fan Parks announced

11:00 18 April 2014


Follow your favourite riders on the big screen

Londoners flocked to the 2013 Tour de France Fan Park to watch Chris Froome power his way to a famous victory in the 100th edition of the Tour de France. In 2014, the Fan Parks, presented by Nuffield Health, crank things up a notch with five events allowing the crowds to follow the English stages and the last days of the Tour, in a fantastic environment, soaking up the atmosphere of the Tour.

The peloton will spend three days riding through England (July 5, 6 and 7), starting with a two-day visit to Yorkshire before heading to London, where its British adventure will come to a close down The Mall with Buckingham Palace as a backdrop. Fans who want to experience the atmosphere of the Tour will be able to do just that on the roadsides and the stage finishes, but also in five Fan Park venues dedicated to the race.

After the inaugural Canary Wharf Fan Park attracted 30,000 visitors last July, the concept has been extended to meet the enthusiastic demand of the English crowds. Londoners will have a choice of four Fan Parks: in Trafalgar Square, Green Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to cheer on Cavendish, Froome, Wiggins & co. Visitors to Yorkshire will get the chance to prepare and follow the race, especially the opening stage, right next to the finish line in Harrogate. Canary Wharf will again host the closing party as the Tour nears its climax, with expectations high for a third successive British victory.

Nuffield Health official partner of Tour de France Fan Parks

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity and provider of wellbeing and hospital services, is the official partner of the Tour de France Fan Parks and will be taking part in the UK caravan procession.

Dr Andy Jones, Managing Director Wellbeing, Nuffield Health, is delighted with the partnership, “With the explosion of UK cycling, due to the successes of riders like Bradley Wiggins and Olympians Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, this year’s Tour de France is a great opportunity to get the British public excited about an activity, that as well as being great fun, benefits your overall health. As an organisation dedicated to wellbeing, the Fan Parks are a huge opportunity for us to engage with people about their health. We’ll be at the events encouraging people to stay fit and healthy in fun ways, including challenges, competitions, outdoor classes and health checks, as the more we can motivate people to take an active interest in their wellbeing, the better it is for the health of the nation.”

The Fan Parks are free and in addition to giant screens on which the British crowds will follow their favourite riders, they will provide an opportunity for the general public and cycling fans alike to relax and experience the world of the Grande Boucle. Exhibitions and activities about the Tour de France will take Fan Park visitors on a voyage shadowing the progress of the peloton. Buying an official jersey, travelling back in time with pictures of the first editions of the Tour, or sampling a selection of French gastronomy, are all ways to embrace the Tour and feel its thrill. And if you’re feeling active on the day then you can join in with a Nuffield Health challenge or two, or speak to one of their many experts about training tips, nutritional advice or even the odd twinge, as they’ll have Physiotherapists on hand to advise!

UK Fan Parks programme:

● West Park Stray, Harrogate: July 3, 4, 5 and 6.

● Green Park, London: July 4 (evening), 5, 6 and 7.

● International Quarter, Olympic Park, London: July 5, 6, 7.

● Trafalgar Square, London: July 5, 6, 7.

● Canary Wharf, London: July 24, 25, 26 and 27.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 21:38
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge and Idris Kanu of Aldershot Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Whitely 80) Aldershot Town 0

Yesterday, 19:00
NBA Crossover is a cultural exhibition in London displaying the convergence of the NBA and popular culture through the ages (pic: Pitch).

Steve Nash will make an appearance at free event in Shoreditch to show support for exhibition in partnership with NBA 2K17 and Foot Locker

Yesterday, 16:30
Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated against Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers winger picked up a nasty injury against Macclesfield Town at the weekend

Yesterday, 15:30
Paul Bradley in action for Romford & Gidea Park (pic: DNR Glover).

Steve Barfoot watches squad pick up a third consecutive victory at Crow Lane this season

Yesterday, 14:30
David Knight has been released by Hornchurch (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jimmy McFarlane boost squad with arrival of former Grimsby Town ace, but bids farewell to ex-Thurrock forward

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini hurdles a challenge from Chelsea's Willian during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.

Who has won the pair of tickets for tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea?

Yesterday, 10:30
Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge lies in pain against Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager worried by squad depth after picking up more injuries against Macclesfield Town

Mon, 19:25
Euan King in action for London Raiders in October 2013 (pic John Scott)

Goalie set for return to gold and blue

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now