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Tour De France Arrives in Sheffield!


For the first time in cycling race history, the Tour de France will arrive in Sheffield on Sunday 6th July!

With it, it will bring at least 250,000 spectators who will line the route in Sheffield, cheering on the cyclists.

On 1 July 1903, 60 pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron for the first ever Tour de France. As the years passed and the tour gained popularity, its reach began to extend beyond France. It is the oldest and the most prestigious cycling tour present today, garnering 22 teams from around the world competing in this year’s race.

The 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and cover a total distance of 3656km with various stages such as flat stages, mountain stages and hill stages. After its UK leg of the tour, it will also pass through Belgium and Spain.

The event will draw at least 250,000 spectators who will line the streets and welcome their arrival into Sheffield from York. Be part of the action by booking your stay with City Crash Pad over the Tour de France weekend now.

Ideal Home Show comes to Manchester

For the first time in it’s 106 year history, the Ideal Home Show comes to Manchester, welcoming visitors across the North of England through it’s doors at EventCity.



The annual event helps to transform homes and give inspiration to home owners on making a house a home. The show is not only visited by hundreds and thousands of visitors, both celebrities and royalty can also be seen at the event – Queen Elizabeth II has visited 11 times!

Founded in 1908 by the Daily Mail, it was originally envisaged as a publicity tool for the newspaper to increase it’s advertising revenue.  It soon became famous for introducing an array of new inventions and gadgets – the vacuum cleaner and electric kettle both made their debut a long time ago at the Ideal Home Show.  This tradition carries on today, with new technology always on display and on sale at the event.

Split into seven dedicated show areas: Interiors, Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, Technology, Gardens, Woman and Shopping – this iconic event allows you to discover and explore thousands of products and offers you won’t get on the high street.

A glimpse of their opening day event in London this year

Tickets to the 2014 Manchester Ideal Home Show are now on sale, don’t miss out on this award-winning event as it makes it North West debut.

Sheffield Food Festival

Coming this May over the spring bank holiday is the Sheffield Food Festival. From the 24-26th May, the festival will celebrate the vibrant and diverse food culture of South Yorkshire and also support our local food community. It is one of the largest free urban food festivals in the country, garnering over 244,000 visitors last year.

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This year’s festival will extend from Fargate to the newly redeveloped Moor, expect more vendors and more exciting activities happening. It’s a great day out for foodies and families with a mix of activities and workshops to keep the children entertained. Foodies will get to bring home local favourites and international delights from the artisan food market to continue cooking up a storm at home. Follow the event’s official twitter account @foodfestsheff for more information.

Book your stay with Citycrashpad this bank holiday weekend and attend this amazing culinary festival.