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York Tour de France Free Tickets Being Sold on E-Bay


1:24pm 30th June 2014

Free tickets to watch the Tour de France in York this weekend are being sold on E-Bay for up to £30.

Minster FM was contacted by a listener last week who told us:

"I just thought you should know that people are trying to sell the free tickets for the Grand Depart next week at the Knavesmire.  It isn't sour grapes (I couldn't get any for my family by the way) but think it is totally wrong for people to profiteer from something that was free in the first place...people should be made aware of this fact as I'm sure there are loads of locals who can't go and would love to but for people who only want to profit from a free event."

When Minster FM looked on E-Bay on Monday lunchtime, there were five listings selling the free tickets on the online shopping site. In total, eighteen tickets and one parking pass was being sold on E-Bay.


We asked City of York Council for a response to the concerns raised by Minster FM's listener. A council spokesperson said

"We're disappointed if this is the case as we know these tickets are in great demand. We haven't had any complaints about it, but if anyone is offered these tickets for sale, we'd appreciate it if they'd let us know."

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