Leeds is a thriving, passionate city, rich in culture and heritage. It is the country’s third largest city with a population of 800,000 and is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. The contemporary economy of Leeds has been shaped by the desire to be a ’24-hour European City’ and ‘Capital of the North’. Leeds was the official start city of the Tour de France in 2014, and that honour has been bestowed once again for the concluding day of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.
Leeds Fact File
- Population: 800,000
- Shire county: West Yorkshire
- Races that start in Leeds: Men Elite Road Race