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Tour de France in Yorkshire :D

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posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 02:53 PM
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Must admit I have had a great day with my service users, we went and watched the tour and while we waited we had a picnic and had a right laugh.
I gotta say Yorkshire has really done itself proud today what a turnout


Reports are 2.5 million people lined the route.
Dunno who won or anything about the sport but it has gotten people on bikes and everyone happy in Yorkshire.
Also I didn't here one Yorkshire warcry.

"How much?"



Gotta say even as a Manc I love Yorkshire great people and what a day

Oh and the views man it is gods own country.
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posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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The "Tour" is an awesome event.

It looked beautiful going through your Country.

Also, the fans didn't get in the way like the crazy French.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Watched both days so far... The crowds are absolutely astonishing. You'd think they're climbing Alp D'Huez...or one of the huge mountains...

It's cool though. I love bicycle racing.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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Coming from Yorkshire I was amazed at how many people were up Buttertubs pass. How the frick they all got there without cars is a mystery. Must have been a hell of a morning trek from Hawes.....unless they beamed in. In which case they must have called upon a famous Star Trek Yorkshireman to help them Jean Luc Picard (ie Patrick Stewart from Mirfield West Yorkshire my home town).
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posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:31 PM
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I love Buttertubs pass
love the name.
We were in Holmfirth by jove we got there five hours before and it was already packed

Great day out.



posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

I watched it on Channel Five out of France. Couldn't understand but one or two words in ten, but I got a kick out of the graphics...especially the names of the various passes and hills. Can't really call 'em mountains...



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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Stage Three went off without a hitch.

Exciting sprint finish. ...and five million plus people watched the three stages...

Well done, England. Well done. Guaranteed, the Tour'll be back soon with perhaps a couple of more stages...




posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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Was a great event, made me very proud to be a Yorkshireman. I watched it at the sprint, on the Keighley trunk road. Really enjoyed the event, only problem was that because it was a sprint, they'd all passed me in about five seconds! And that was it, gone, time to go home!

It was a special day with a special atmosphere, one I hope we'll see again.

Yorkshire truly is a beautiful place, although it does have its scars like Bradford where I live.



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: yorkshireman

I love lister park. (Think thats what its called)
I live in dodge city (wonder if you know the real name)



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

So what does a typical Yorkshire picnic consist of?

Where adult beverages flowing freely?



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

If I didn't have an autistic dude to look after the bitter would have flowing but I did so only pop for me



posted on Jul, 7 2014 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: yorkshireman

Reason to be. You did it up right.

A bit too close to the riders, but no harm, no foul.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Dodge City? You've got me there! Do tell...

It is indeed Lister Park, very nice place on the right day with the right people around.

Manningham is another area that must have been beautiful once upon a time, there's some amazing houses around there, shame they've mostly been turned into bedsits these days.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: seagull

It was very close to the riders where I was stood, in fact one guy got hit by one. I'd have loved to have been up the cobbles in Howarth village, that cobbled road must only be four or five meters wide!



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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I had a laugh with my mate about this yesterday The Tour of France is in England


So it is really The Tour de England

I am confused now



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: yorkshireman

Dodge city known as brighouse.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: yorkshireman

Dodge city known as brighouse.


Thanks, I never knew that. Most of my Dad's side of the family are from there.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Bigger and better crowds than the French, it was a great stage.




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