Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tour de France - Grand Départ

The Tour de France came to God's County last weekend for the first time and received a true Yorkshire welcome, with estimates of some two million people lining the roads practically the whole length of the two 200km stages.

I was amazed at how much the event had caught people's attention with jersey-bunting and yellow bicycles adorning practically every public space in the weeks leading up to the big days.

The race got underway in Leeds with a royal send off at Harewood House, but it was on the various Yorkshire peaks, such as 'Côte de Buttertubs' and 'Côte Holme Moss', some of the most inaccessible parts of the route, where the scale of crowds and support was the most impressive.

I was staying with friends in Huddersfield to celebrate a birthday over the weekend, which meant I watched most of the action on television, but we all headed into town on Sunday to soak up the atmosphere and cheer the riders along. Here are some of the photos I took on the day (more on my Google plus page)


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tour de France - Grand Départ

The Tour de France came to God's County last weekend for the first time and received a true Yorkshire welcome, with estimates of some two million people lining the roads practically the whole length of the two 200km stages.

I was amazed at how much the event had caught people's attention with jersey-bunting and yellow bicycles adorning practically every public space in the weeks leading up to the big days.

The race got underway in Leeds with a royal send off at Harewood House, but it was on the various Yorkshire peaks, such as 'Côte de Buttertubs' and 'Côte Holme Moss', some of the most inaccessible parts of the route, where the scale of crowds and support was the most impressive.

I was staying with friends in Huddersfield to celebrate a birthday over the weekend, which meant I watched most of the action on television, but we all headed into town on Sunday to soak up the atmosphere and cheer the riders along. Here are some of the photos I took on the day (more on my Google plus page)