Sunday, 30 April 2017

Saltaire is ready...


Saltaire is ready for the Tour de Yorkshire!  This prestigious cycle race, now in its third year, was started after Yorkshire's magnificent response to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014. It's taking place this weekend and the third and final stage, affectionately nicknamed 'The Yorkshire Terrier' starts in Bradford city centre today (Sunday 30th April). The warm-up stage will pass through the centre of Saltaire, before they start to race properly along Otley Road through Baildon. The route then goes through Ilkley and up into the Yorkshire Dales past Bolton Abbey, before coming back south through Skipton, Keighley, Haworth, Halifax and Holmfirth, finally ending in Sheffield. It all has a buzz about it and the whole route is decorated with blue and yellow bunting and yellow bikes. Even the gardens are in the right colours. ;)

5 comments:

  1. I love Yorkshire! I have a good friend in Bridlington, and have seen her city as well as the coast and the moors, plus YORK of course. I love the way you put these images together. The colours are beautiful too.

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  2. Thanks for the info, Jenny, wasn't quite sure where the cycling route went. Nice event for Saltaire today!

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  3. My family is from Yorkshire, and I always wanted to look them up, but I am not really good at that sort of thing. I love your look into your world. We spend 2 nights in York on a tour, and then rushed back onto our motor coach to proceed to the Lake District. I keep thinking of heading back. Maybe one day.

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  4. That sounds like it'll bring people out!

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  5. By the time those poor cyclists reach the top of Hollins Hill they really will be warmed up!

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