One might wonder on the crime figures around here, if the Vicar has to go to such lengths to keep her bike safe!
At the weekend, we (Yorkshire folk) are to be visited by the Tour de France, as Stage 1 (the Grand Depart) starts in Leeds and travels to Harrogate (190km) and the Stage 2 whose route is from York to Sheffield (201km). Yellow bikes have appeared everywhere – interspersed with dotty ones and green ones. Thousands of people have been trying to work out the best place to see the race – subject to the closure of roads (towing notices are appearing on all the approach roads), parking (farmers are charging £10 per day to park in fields) and the trip home. It will mean an early start for many.
I’ll be one of the crowd: Harrogate for Saturday and Knaresborough for Sunday.
Good luck with that – it’s likely to be a long couple of days!
We decided that it was just too much trouble and will admire the countryside on TV.
I share similar sentiments – but I’m so close it seems a shame not to make some sort of attempt! 😉
It’s not far between Hardwood and Harrogate – I should be able to cycle between the two in the time it takes them to do the 100++ km route they will be taking….. possibly…maybe…. 😉
That would be something for the record books. Keeping up with the pros.
I was worried about the title until you divulged that the vicar is a chapess.
🙂 – I have made a presumption based on the ‘sex’ of the bike. Having said that, a fair number of women vicars around here
he he he… this was so lovely and so meaningful. I wished to be there for this 🙂 Thanks and Love, nia
I just hope it lives up to the hype the event has been receiving in the local media.
I have visited Sheffield a couple of times in the last few days and the city is preparing for the onslaught of visitors. We have noticed a lot of ‘Tour’ vehicles on the road too. We will be watching from the comfort of our living room! I like all the painted bikes hanging from strange places – your photo is a good representative of them all.
I haven’t decided where I’m going to go to see the race yet – in physical terms we live within 10 miles of the routes on the first two days, but getting there is a quandary.