2014 Tour de France to be Smoke-Free

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On July 5 in Leeds, England, starts Tour de France and the organizers call on visitors to protect, respect and enjoy the environment on the most important sporting event for cyclists. No smoking will be permitted.

There are expected thousands of spectators to enjoy the event along the section of B6138 and the A58 next to Blackstone Edge Reservoir during the Second Stage from York to Sheffield. Cyclists, supporters and mass media will require around two hours to pass through.

The stretch is considered to be most attractive sections of Tour de France because it runs through beautiful and large hill climb in England, up from Cragg Vale. The spectators and cyclists will see the beauty of English nature.

The organizers say that all visitors coming to see the event will have a wonderful time and feel unforgettable emotions. They should get aware about the major rules created to respect, protect and enjoy the race. Here they are:
1. keep away from machinery;
2. do not smoke cigarettes in countryside in order to avoid fires;
3. do not block roads and driveways;
4. put rubbish in special bins or take it home;
5. do not climbe  over hedges and walls;
6. do not enter into private lands;
7. barbecues are allowed only in special areas;
8. follow guidance from event stewards.
9. do not swim in open water;
10. dogs are not permitted on most heather moorland.

It should be said that today world’s sporting events are smoke-free. So smoking was prohibited on Sochi 2014 and is not allowed on FIFA World Cup.

Rodney Walker,  chairman of TdFHUB2014, told that there are expected many people to come and the organizers do their best so that spectators could enjoy the race. The edition of 2014 is going to be amzing.The organizers say that they want that Tour de France to have a little impact on the environment.

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