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The Grandest of Grand Departs!

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so proud of Yorkshire, and I feel proud of Yorkshire a lot.  What a truly fantastic Grand Depart for Le Tour De France.  Starting off with a huge party in Leeds, I think even the organisers were amazed at how many people lined the streets to cheer on the cyclists.

The crowds going up Holme Moss were out of this world, and it still brings a tingle to the skin when I watch the replays.

Just in case that somehow you missed it all, or if you want to re-live the whole thing, soak up some of the images below which I think capture the magic Le Tour de Yorkshire!

Tour de France in pictures

Bettys Tearooms Tour De France cakes

Betty’s Tearooms getting into the spirit with their Tour De France French Fancies

Florence Tour de France

Florence, my 2 year-old, trying to catch a glimpse of the cyclists

Poppy Tour de France

Poppy, my 4 year old, enjoying a birds eye view of the race.

Haworth Tour De France

The Peloton making it’s way up Haworth’s cobbled streets

Haworth WTY Tour de France

The Welcome to Yorkshire team enjoying the atmosphere leading up to the pelaton coming through..

Cycling Holidays Yorkshire

I’ve talked to so many cycling enthusiasts over the last few weeks, many of whom were totally unaware of how fantastic Yorkshire is for a cycling holiday.  So if you are thinking about getting on your bike and following in the cycle tracks of your Tour de France heroes, come and experience a cycling holiday in Yorkshire.

We are happy to recommend suitable cottages with good access and storage, but for starters take a look here:  Top 10 Cottages for Cycling Holidays Yorkshire



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