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Will you be watching the Tour de France this year?

This year, the first two stages of the Tour de France 2014 will be held in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, with the third stage being between Cambridge and London. The remaining eighteen stages will be held in France.

20No, I'm not really interested.
3No, I will be actively avoiding it.
2Yes, I will try to watch some of it.
2I may catch some of it, but I'm not too bothered.
0Yes, I will try to watch as much of it as possible.
0No, I want to watch it but can't.
0I don't know.

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 5-Jul-2014 6:50pm  
Yep, I'm as shocked as anyone that I made a sports survey. Normal service will return shortly.

Stage 2 (Sunday) will go through the village where I grew up. They will literally go down my parents' road (downhill, so they will probably swoosh by in about 3 seconds flat). Apparently the village is covered in bunting and yellow bikes and there's already a party atmosphere. My Mum has even bought yellow flowers to tie to the railings in the front garden. You would have to know my Mum to understand how much that speaks to the Tour frenzy that has engulfed everyone. I'm not interested in cycling, but it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing so I'm going to go and watch it from my parents' house tomorrow. I understand there's a huge publicity caravan (about two hours worth) before the actual riders come through and there's a big event going on in the village park.

Anyway, for those of you who (like me) don't care about sports/cycling, it might be worth having a peek for our wonderful scenery. The countryside around my village is amazing at this time of year. Living away from it now, even I gawp every time I visit in the summer smile
posted 5-Jul-2014 7:30pm  
No not interested
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 5-Jul-2014 8:50pm  
I have watched the Tour de France for years and years and years and I have traveled to other cycling races but I have avoided it for the last few years because Lance Armstrong has ruined it for me!!!
posted 5-Jul-2014 8:51pm  
I would say no.
posted 6-Jul-2014 1:14pm  
posted 6-Jul-2014 4:10pm  
I may watch some of it, just to be able to tell myself I did. It's like I've watched a few minutes of the Wimbledon tennis this year, no more, but it's like a summer ritual, it has to be done. I've yet to watch any of the soccer (World Cup) though; I guess I will in time.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 6-Jul-2014 5:07pm  
Well, they swooshed by all right! It was quite good fun. Lots of people out on the street, but quiet enough on our downhill stretch that we could park our garden chairs on the pavement and not have to fight for space. The publicity caravan wasn't terribly impressive, but there were loads of very excited police officers on motorbikes whizzing past and waving, plus some French gendarmes who looked rather taken aback by the crazy English. The cyclists themselves sped by to lots of cheers, especially as Team Sky were leading when they passed us. I think the tired looking stragglers at the end probably got the biggest cheers though. Then we went inside and watched the TV footage we had been recording - as predicted, they mispronounced the name of the village in every way possible. And they switched to an aerial shot right as they came by my parents' house so we didn't appear.

All in all, I enjoyed it. Worth seeing smile
posted 6-Jul-2014 7:11pm  
No I will avoid it like I do every year..
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 6-Jul-2014 9:08pm  
No. The only thing that makes this interesting to me is when people do stupid stuff like kick each other over.
posted 6-Jul-2014 10:06pm  
How's it Tour de France if they're cycling through England?
posted 6-Jul-2014 11:21pm  
No, don't own a TV. And even if I did... Don't really care for watching sports but I may take a ride on my bike just for fun and give my dog a good run!
posted 7-Jul-2014 4:47am  
Nope, not particularly interested.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 9-Jul-2014 6:03pm  
posted 10-Jul-2014 3:35am  
Between that, the world cup, f1 and Wimbledon I've had my fill of sport for a while. I enjoy f1 and Wimbledon and am being forced to watch the world cup, so the tour Dr France hasn't even got a look in.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 15-Jul-2014 1:15pm  
No, I'm not all that interested.
posted 15-Aug-2014 10:43am  
No,never have

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