Last weekend Yorkshire played host to one of the biggest cycle races in the World, Le Tour de France. As the start of the race was being held in my hometown of Leeds, I’d seen the build up to the big day firsthand. Even weeks before the start of the race it was difficult to walk about without seeing flashes of yellow.
It was clear to see that everyone in Yorkshire was proud to be part of such a big event.
By the time the race began, the streets of Leeds were filled with people. Stalls and merchandise stands had been set up outside of the Town Hall and there was definitely an air of excitement.
As the race continued through towards Harrogate and onwards to Sheffield the next day, it was amazing to see the amount of people who had turned out to cheer them on. I watched the rest of the race on TV and the sides of the roads were always packed with people.
It was also great to see Yorkshire getting the recognition it deserved. Everyone commented on how beautiful the scenery was and even the cyclists said they enjoy cycling through the rolling hills!
It’s certainly not something we’re going to see again for a while anyway!