Monday, 7 July 2014

t'Tour de France

In case you haven't heard there's been a bit of a bike race going on in Yorkshire over the weekend so we thought we'd go and check it out. Since there was a bit of hype about how busy all the roads were going to be we played it safe and parked up at Street Gate near Malham Tarn to walk in to Kilnsey along Mastiles Lane.

The Kilnsey Tour campsite is just about visible down in the valley.

The local farmers had a better idea than walking....


The crowds are starting to gather at Skirfare Bridge

The first of many police vehicles out for a weekend drive around the Dales

"So which way are they going to come from?"

The promotional caravan arrives ahead of the riders.

Not sure how this driver could see where he was going

At least there was one sensible float
 Race officials

The race leaders arrive, a breakaway of three

The peleton approaches

Judging by the crowds it looks like the top of a major climb but this is just an insignificant short rise.

Team cars follow on

Excitement over so it's time to head back to the car

A selection of the quality promotional freebies we managed to acquire. We have, of course, already eaten the Haribo.

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