Fantastic footage from @Velo_Leitholm on Twitter.
Halifax Minster bells ring for the Tour de Yorkshire.
Handbells roadside on Stage 4, #TdY2019
This is not an official announcement or a leak. However, if and when La Vuelta a Espana comes to Yorkshire, this is what it could like (plus bikes and knitted bunting).
Here we see the world record breaking 2000 Denby Dale Pie on the back of a massive articulated lorry, being followed by a crowd of thousands and “The Sheffield Giants”. The Giants are typical of Spanish festivals.
Stage 4, The Yorkshire Terrier, is a roller coaster of a ride, starting with a beast out of Halifax. A beast by my standards, but not even registering on the richter scale of hills for pro riders. What a pleasure to meet Andrew Sykes today, three time author of Cycling Europe books. Nice pint later on after ringing for the race. Tough push up Oxenhope Moor though! Click the pic for the full story
Re-live 2018’s race and get ready for 2019. Check out the official gallery by clicking below and check the Bells & Bikes gallery by exporing the rest of this website. “British eccentricity at its best” said @roadcc when I wrote a book about it.
The full race route for the 2019 men’s and women’s Tour de Yorkshire were announced on 7 December in Leeds. Click here for full details on the official website.
Find out more at your local #TdY roadshow from 8 Jan to 20 Feb 2019. Click the hyperlink below to find your nearest event.