Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tour de Yorkshire

                        

Last year the Tour de France cycle race started here in our home county of Yorkshire and all the peeps thought it was great fun and there were lots of celebrations all round the towns and villages. Anyway the peeps decided it would be even more fun to have a race every year just in Yorkshire!! So this year was the first Tour de Yorkshire and even better for us Stage 2 of the race set off from Selby which is a market town not far from the village where we live. So Judith and me went to watch the cyclists set off and enjoy the decorations round the town.

                          

                           

                           

There were yellow and blue cycles everywhere decorating shop windows and even the Abbey!

                             

                              

                               

                           The three swans are the symbol of Selby from many centuries ago.

                                

                                 

                                    And the blue flag with the white rose is the Yorkshire flag 

I was there at the start to watch the cyclists setting off and there were crowds and press everywhere.

                                   

                                                     

                                   

                                    

                                                             This was team Wiggins 
                      Barry Wiggins is a famous UK cyclist - second on the right of the Wiggins team. 

                                   

The only trouble with the bikes is they go so fast - one minute there were hundreds and then - 

                                     

                                                                    They were gone !

                                      

                                                        But there is always next year  BOL

     









    

      






4 comments:

  1. How exciting! It's wonderful when all the shops get behind a sporting event with their terrific decorations. We think you are so lucky to be able to go, too. Thanks we enjoyed it.

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  2. fantastic work. just too much great work you are doing so far, love it Adopt a dog

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  3. Hi there, Loved seeing the photos of such a wonderful bike race. We went to the Tour D'California once and it was such fun.
    Hope you have a great week; thanks for the info on the Lepto vaccine. I'm leaning towards not giving it.
    Wags,
    Noreen & Hunter

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