Video: When the Tour de France came to Yorkshire

Celebrating the weekend when Britain went bike-crazy

by John Stevenson   June 11, 2014  

When the Tour came to Yorkshire

Are you pining for those glorious days of last weekend, when the sun shone, the whole country loved cycling and a Brit was still in with a chance of winning the Tour de France? Remember them with this rather lovely video from Welcome to Yorkshire.

The crowds were huge — sometimes too huge — but even while riders complained they’d like a bit more space please, they acknowledged that the reception Yorkshire put on for the Tour de France was like nothing they’d ever seen.

The scenery didn’t disappoint, either. The Dales may not be the Alps, but bathed in sunshine, they provided a fitting backdrop for two glorious days of racing.