Yorkshire loves Le Tour. Le Tour loves Yorkhsire.
And we love them both!
This is a different kind of gallery. A day in the life of the fans…
Ash and Max get up to Yorkshire nice and early for the first stage.
It’s a popular day, and Max proves to be a worthy competitor for Marcel Kittel and Taylor Phinney (had he been riding).
A recce, the day before stage 2 on Holme Moss
Delighted to meet locals and celebrate in God’s own County
Stage 2: The Breakaway family steal the day…with their dog too
Dog carriage, check; brolly, check; glorious countryside; absolutely!
6 hours before the pros arrive, we pitch up to celebrate a lovely day in Yorkshire
The people are as colourful as the race-jerseys on offer
Super-Domestique mum, is at hand for the big climb
Got wheels, will climb! Every kind of bike and human wants a piece of the action
Is dad possibly having more fun than the kids? Nah, he’s simply grimacing
Somebody got the letter mixed up from TdF to FdT: ‘Fancy dress Tea-party!’
Baroudeurs are in position
Time to catch up and even discuss the paper
Eat your heart out Michellin-man
Bells and treats
Images from Baroudeurs around Yorkshire
Here come the champions
The day has gone in a flash and the crowds return home
They’ve enjoyed themselves and we have too. As we stroll down, the dedicated are all around us: from dog-lovin’ cyclists, to sock-tanned Merckx fans, we all flock to the barn to witness victorious Nibbles steal the stage.
Yorkshire, we’ll be back, and we’ll be bringing our bicycles. Thanks for the incredible party!