Universities in Yorkshire to benefit from Tour de France


The University of York is backing a £200,000 project to ensure the local economy, health and environment benefits from the Tour de France, The Press reports

It has partnered up with four other universities – Sheffield Hallam, Huddersfield, Leeds Trinity and Leeds Met – under the banner Yorkshire Universities, to ensure the event benefits some of the region’s youngest and brightest academic minds.

The universities, working with Cycle Yorkshire, have all agreed to waive their fees for a research studentship – worth up to £45,000 – linked to the Tour.


Ian Rowe, from Yorkshire Universities, said: “Each year, Yorkshire’s universities work with thousands of companies on research and development”.

But he said businesses could also get access to pioneering research by helping the students with finances.

Engineering students could work with businesses on a range of Tour de France-related ideas, such as using low-cost technologies to enhance bike-fitting.


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