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'Le Tour' - C'est Magnifique!

Posted: 07/06/2014

'Le Tour'  - C'est Magnifique!

It seemed like the whole of Yorkshire - indeed the whole country - turned out to see the world's top cyclists as they sped through the Yorkshire Dales on the opening day of the Tour de France.

Spectators lined the streets of the our cities, towns and villages and thousands assembled over hill and dale. One of the main viewing points was Cote de Grinton Moor - a climb only a few short miles from The Old Vicarage. The atmosphere here was amazing with people literally carpeting this usually remote and wild spot. Mexican waves were regularly set off across the hillside as the anticipation of the approaching peleton heightened.

Flags waved, cow bells rang out, people cheered and the sun shone for the whole day. The countryside looked magnificent and Yorkshire was shown off at its very best in front of the world's cameras - setting an impossibly high standard for the rest of the race.

The peleton itself may have sped past in a matter of minutes but one thing's for sure - the memories will live on and the stunning scenery is still here for everyone to enjoy.



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