In exactly 498 days one of the largest sporting events in the world will be rocking up on our doorstep. For on that day, Saturday 5th July 2014, the Tour de France will be making its return to British shores after Yorkshire won a bid to host the 101st annual edition of the biggest cycling race in the world.
The Bradford Bulls go into the new Super League XVIII season with a sense of new found optimism having been saved from liquidation by new owner, Omar Khan.
Back in late August things looked bleak for the Bradford Bulls. They were entrenched in a battle against liquidation and had just made 16 members of staff, including all the first team coaches, redundant.