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Tour de France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Last weekend I was lucky enough to join up with friends to watch the first two stages of the Tour de France ~ an amazing and unforgettable experience!

Near Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale...

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Stage 1, Cote de Cray ~ the peloton make the climb out from Buckden...

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

One of the Movistar riders on the Cote de Cray....

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Stage 2, between Midhopestones and High Bradfield....

The spectacular and colourful caravan comes through.....

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Near the end of a brutal stage, the race is stretched....

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Michael Schar from the BMC Racing Team, ahead of a small group....

Tour De France - Le Grand Depart, Yorkshire

Thanks to Paul, Jane and Andy for their wonderful hospitality over the weekend. Chapeau!