Le Grand Départ
This evening, in Leeds City Centre the route of the first two stages of the Tour de France were announced to crowds braving the cold and the snow. This is what Leeds Town Hall looked like this:
This Evening it looked like this:
The route means that on the Sunday the route comes about 200 yards from my door in Huddersfield, and I’ll not be there. I’ll be 12 miles away on the upper slopes of Holme Moss. Who wants to see cyclists flash past in a few seconds going downhill when you can see the look of pain on their faces up close as they struggle up the climb.
Details of the route can be found on the BBC.