MPs to make funding plea after Government reject Tour de France bid

The Government has rejected a funding bid to help Yorkshire host part of the Tour de France in 2014.

Yorkshire won the bid to host Tour's Grand Depart next year, but the lack of government funding will be a blow to organisers.

However, Skipton MP Julian Smith said he was 'confident' of securing major funding for the event, and will be heading a delegation of MPs who will be meeting with culture secretary Maria Miller.

The event is expected to attract thousands of people to Skipton and Craven.

Mr Smith said: “Yorkshire Conservative MPs have worked relentlessly over the past few months to secure a major funding commitment for Le Tour from the Government.

“I am confident that we should have positive news on that very soon and Conservative MPs are meeting Maria Miller today to make final representations.”

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11:32am Wed 20 Mar 13

Skipton man says...

Julian. do you really think your mates give a *oss about us plebs in Yorkshire.
Do your self a favour and join UKIP, before it's too late. :)
Julian. do you really think your mates give a *oss about us plebs in Yorkshire. Do your self a favour and join UKIP, before it's too late. :) Skipton man
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