Brews, Loos and Pews

How can churches easily have fun with their local community on Tour de Yorkshire race day? How about brews, loos and pews! Oh and, of course, some bells.

RW July 30 Armitage Bridge roadside

You will rarely have so many folk standing for hours outisde your lychgate, having a party, waiting for the race, doing selfies and always on the look out for a cuppa, a toilet and a lofty viewing point. Voila. Brews, loos and pews. You got it!

Facebook - me on roof - by Peter_Beever

RW July 11 Harrogate view from tower topRW July 15 Oxenhope buntingRW July 18 Silsden view from tower top

If you want to up the ante you could always hold an outdoor service too…..

Yorkshire Doctor Who

Yorkshire saves the Universe.

As Jodie Whittaker become the thirteenth regeneration of Doctor Who, Sheffield Town Hall police box could make a bid to be the new TARDIS.

All this follows on from the early detection of Daleks in Yorkshire by @Mirf_Chris on Twitter. This yellow jerseyed Dalek was spotted extourminating bunting roadside at Le Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire in 2014 #tdf #tdf2014 #tdy #tourdeyorkshire #sheffield #yorkshire #cycling

20170510_100935 34K Extourminate extourminate said the Daleks - courtesy of Chris in Mirfield

Explore Churches – TdY 2017

In July 2014, three million people thronged the roadsides of Yorkshire to welcome Le Tour de France to God’s Own County.  The sun shone, bands played and church bells rang.

Yorkshire was globally endorsed as the new home of world cycling and its churches took centre stage as landmarks in the TV commentary.  The story continues with the annual Tour de Yorkshire and the upcoming 2019 UCI Cycling World Championships.

Here, Rod Ismay, author of Bells & Bikes, picks 16 churches from the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire for you to visit and enjoy; all looking great from the saddle. Plenty of other churches on the route are listed on ExploreChurches, why not explore the map.

Click the photo below to enjoy the article on #ExploreChurches

Ch 38 Le Tour passes Blubberhouses church


Church Days – Les Tours de la Tour

Did you see those beautiful churches and their soaring towers dominating the TV footage of Le Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire? Did you see those massive yellow jerseys, giant bunting and painted bikes that folk adorned their towers with?

If so you’ll love “Tours de la Tour” on the Church Days website. If not, you’ll love it all the same.

Church Days welcomes visitors to the 16,000 Cathedral and Church buildings of the Church of England. Get on your bike and plan a ride around them. Click the photo below…

RW July 05 Skipton tower yellow jersey