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Le Tour comes through my village next Saturday, really looking forward to seeing this in person.

The whole village is shut for a "family day" too, bbqs, bars open from 11am, bands playing etc.

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Comes past my Yorkshire place too so the place will be in lockdown - ie: all day BBQ in t'local pub +++

 

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That photo at 1s & 41s is NOT Yorkshire :P

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My mum's been involved in the world bunting record attempt when it goes through Hebden Bridge and up Cragg Vale.

Her bunting is advertising her Cookware shop in Hebden Bridge :)

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Will be watching in/near Otley on Saturday. Fully expecting hours of chaos for about 3 minutes of colourful blur as they speed by in a single peleton. :P

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The A1(M) has had the electronic signs warning about it for weeks now.

 

"Delays expected"

 

You don't say.:roflmao:

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Come to Burley in Wharfedale,only 3 miles away +++

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The A1(M) has had the electronic signs warning about it for weeks now.

 

"Delays expected"

 

You don't say. :roflmao:

 

Cyclist on the M1 - i'd pay to watch that!  ^_^

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Come to Burley in Wharfedale,only 3 miles away +++

You say only 3 miles but we'd have to walk!

No idea where I'll actually be, I'm in the hands of my hosts. +++

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Ill be watching in Otley too, think there is quite a lot going on, should be a good day  +++

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Looks like some amazing crowds have turned out for the race +++

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The view out of my little village!

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So many people, the pub garden was so rammed we ended up going across the road to the coop to buy our beers instead of waiting 40 mins at the bar :)

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Attempted to get to Ilkley on the train [less than 10 miles away] with the 2 kids but the queues were mental - so tuned back home. Shame the wifey was working and i was in charge of the young 'uns, could have easily cycled down to Pool/Otley to watch.

 

Watching on tv made me rather proud of where i live!

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I feel very proud having seen it on TV this morning, looks amazing from the air.

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The shots from the air do show what a glorious county North Yorkshire is.

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The shots from the air do show what a glorious county North Yorkshire is.

They certainly did

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Spectacular, and again today.

I don't envy them going over Col de Holme Moss today... it scares me in the car! :P

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Was great to see even though it was over in a flash, I was down the other end of Otley, totally mobbed all day and looked quite messy in the pubs later in the evening.:-) 

 

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Watched some coverage this morning on the news. Amazing amount of people turned up.

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Was great to see even though it was over in a flash, I was down the other end of Otley, totally mobbed all day and looked quite messy in the pubs later in the evening.:-)

Nice one. +++

We were with kids so no beer involved, managed to avoid the road chaos and get across to Skipton to see some friends for the evening. They'd watched the Tour then sat in the garden for the afternoon. They were all battered by the time I got there! :P

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I took a conference call sitting on a grass verge down an Essex lane. It was nicely timed  :secret: between the caravan coming through and the actual race.

 

Amazing how many vehicles are involved. Still seems a bit surreal that the Tour De France has come along road that I rode my bike along many years ago.

 

I chose not to mix it with the crowds and met up with my Father. 

 

Even made it on to the telly  :roflmao:

 

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Essex looked pretty good today. Maybe some will open their eyes and realise it's not just Dagenham, Southend and TOWIE. 

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Had the ITV coverage on today - the commentators had the annoying habit of picking out London landmarks, telling a fact about them, only for us to be told, almost verbatim, exactly the same thing again by the other commentator.

 

It was very odd. They were quite specific facts too.

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