6 November 2020

We are delighted to have recently established brand new Sporting Memories Clubs in Yorkshire. So what better way to celebrate and welcome our new Clubs to the Sporting Memories family than a new virtual walking route?

"Yorkshire's Grandest Depart"

The walk, "Yorkshire's Grandest Depart", re-visits the weekend that truly put Yorkshire on the world map and makes it a destination renowned for its cycling.

The latest in our series of 'Steps for Sporting Memories' World Walking routes takes us from Leeds to Sheffield, via some of England's most beautiful locations – 383km or 557,908 steps.

At each milestone you’ll visit some of the key locations of the first two stages of the 2014 Tour de France. You’ll see a highlight from the Grand Depart at each milestone, and learn a little about the destination itself and how the race passed through the area.

For more information and to see all the walks so far in the Steps for Sporting Memories series, simply register on the World Walking website and search for 'Sporting Memories'.

Red Arrows fly over Tour de Yorkshire crowd

How do I count steps?

There are lots of ways to count steps:

– If you know how far you have walked, you can add the distance instead of the number of steps

– Some people have an activity-tracker watch

– If you have a smart phone, you can use a step-counter (which may come with your phone) or a step-counter app

– Even the gardening counts! You will find activity step converters online.

Find out more

– See a list of Sporting Memories Online Clubs.

– If you have any questions about the walk or would like to find out more, please contact [email protected]. We would love to hear about your progress, too!

There is no cost to join or complete the the walk. However, we very much welcome donations towards our #TalkAboutSport campaign. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Make a donation page.

Image credits

Headline image: (c)Tim De Waele © PAN v AGUA VELO EUROPE LTD

In-text image: [email protected] © PAN v AGUA VELO EUROPE LTD