Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you’re probably more than aware that it was the Grand Depart of the Tour De France this weekend, and where else but my home county of Yorkshire! We don’t usually watch the Tour, but we knew that it was a spectacle not to be missed, and that we had to go and try and see it just to see what it was all about.
And boy, the atmosphere was incredible! We were one of the first people to arrive at the top end of Huddersfield in the morning to watch the cyclists fly along the ring road, and we had a long wait in store, arriving 3 hours before the preceding caravan and almost 5 hours before the cyclists! I’m glad we got there early though because by 11am, the crowds were starting to swell dramatically, and we still had our front row seats. We ended up sat next to a couple of families with small children, and the atmosphere there was lovely. Everyone was friendly and talking to each other and just generally excited about the whole thing!
The pictures that I took obviously don’t do justice to the beauty of the weekend’s course, being in the city centre of Huddersfield and not somewhere more picturesque like Howarth or Holme Moss, but hopefully they show a bit of what it was like! There’s also a video that Cameron took which shows the noise and excitement as the cyclists came through!