I’ve had a successful Cycling themed week inspired by the Grand Depart for the Tour de France. In this week’s bite size memoir challenge, people have shared joys and a few woes about cycling with themes of mastering first bikes and the freedom that led to. Somehow the Bay City Rollers managed to feature twice! Continue reading “Bite Size Peloton”
A selection of photos from my own day on the route of Le Grand Depart in the Yorkshire Dales, just outside a village called Threshfield near Grassington.
It was amazing! Organisation was slick but low key. Policing was minimal and there were no muppets driving the wrong way on roads temporarily designated one-way ! A real feel good factor reigned throughout and I felt very proud to call Yorkshire home.
As you see, we were right on the verge of a narrow country road. The cyclists were silent as they passed except for a whoosh of air and multitude of tires on tarmac.
Very exciting to see the charismatic Jens Voigt – the oldest man in the race at 42 – pass in first place – he went on to gain the polka dot jersey for the first stage. Continue reading “Le Grand Depart”