Along with half the population of Yorkshire, we watched the Tour de France at the weekend.
Armed with picnic & camera we hiked to Cragg Vale on Sunday – the longest continual incline in the country… and now also the world record holder for continuous stretch of bunting.
We thought we’d share a few images with you. The cyclists are the focus of the day of course, but these pictures capture the crowds, decorations and atmosphere which were as much a part of the event.
Well, it’s not everyday you see three giant rabbits winding their way across the moors.
Everyone had their spot – some people jostled for a position at the roadside – others took a more laid back approach.
There were a fair number of camper vans in evidence, but most people arrived on foot or by bicycle.
Some people were there to cheer on favourites, others just to support the whole peloton on its epic journey.
The sun shone and there was much cheering & laughter in this normally remote & quiet spot.
We’re already looking forward to watching again next time round (and there surely will be a next time)… or following it round France in our camper van when we’ve saved enough money.
It was great fun watching it later on TV too – all those familiar villages & roads transformed into something very different for a few hours. A truly memorable day!