This week marks the beginning of the Tour de France
, with the first three stages taking place in England. They had their big opening ceremony in Leeds last night
and they'll be all over the hills round Yorkshire
tomorrow and the day after, passing along various parts of my route to work on Sunday. So everyone remotely on or near the route has been putting up decorations. Lots of yellow bikes, real and not so real have appeared all over the place, and they've put up bunting and strings of little knitted jumpers across streets and houses in lots of towns and villages. Langsett
, however, has particularly impressed me, especially given that it's not exactly a big place.
From this view, it looks fairly ordinary:
But...( More photos under here...Collapse )
Further up the road, a fairground and stage have appeared at the Langsett Hub
, but I haven't managed to take photos round there yet.