This year’s Tour De France’s route includes a popular dogging site!
The Tour De France is coming to Britain in July, and the second stage of the race will be across the Pennines in Yorkshire, with Holme Moss being the highest point on the stage – at 1719 feet (approximately 525 metres) above sea level. By day, Holme Moss is a mecca for cyclists eager to test themselves riding up the Pennine peak. But when the sun goes down, a car park at the summit attracts those looking to get their blood pumping in a very different way – yes it’s a popular dogging spot.
It is such a well known place for local dogging fun that when Olympic cyclist Ed Clancy posted a picture of a foggy Holme Moss summit onto Twitter during one of his training rides, an in-the-know fan replied to his tweet, warning him: “Bloody hell don’t stop at the top, you’ll get done for dogging.”
Reporters from The Daily Star recently visited the spot, and although they didn’t find any cyclists – either in full lycra gear, or bareback; they did find that couples were openly having sex in their cars, egged on by strangers, and talk of the Tour de France was in short supply.
The journalists visited on a rainy Tuesday evening but still found half a dozen cars parked up. In one of the cars, a clapped-out Ford Escort, a couple were already enjoying some dogging action while being watched by five men. They reported that as the mist descended an hour later another couple arrived. They parked their ageing Audi before flashing a light to show they were ready for action. Men scurried across the muddy moorland halt to gawp as an attractive forty something woman pleasured her partner while he sat behind the wheel. One of the reporters asked one local if he was looking forward to the Tour but he shrugged: “Nah, mate. This is a better show than a load of blokes on bikes!”
Police have recently put up signs in an attempt to slam the brakes on their kinky exploits. However, a regular told the reporter “It might put people off for a few weeks but once the summer is here the action will really kick off. The car parks at Golden Acre will be literally jumping after about 9pm when the better weather returns.”
If you want to find out exactly where to enjoy dogging in Yorkshire, check out this dogging in Yorkshire guide which includes spots other than the Tour de France dogging car park.