Tractors to provide TDF Wifi hotspots

Hi-tech tractor Credit: c

Two tractors have been given a hi-tech makeover so they can create a free wifi hotspot during the Yorkshire stage of the Tour De France. With a range of 500 metres in all directions, they will be situated in four of the busiest spots on the route, moving from Stage 1 to Stage 2 overnight.

During the first stage, one tractor will be located at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Visitor Centre in Hawes, where 5,000 people are expected to converge. The other will be at the Visitor Centre in Grassington, where National Park staff are expecting to welcome around 3,000 people.

For stage two, one tractor will head to the Steel Stage event at High Bradfield near Sheffield and the other will provide wifi access for spectators gathering in Holme village at the foot of the Holme Moss climb.

It's all thanks to a collaboration between the NFU, Massey Ferguson and satellite broadband company Avonline.