Anyone totally not doing Le Tour?
It starts at about 11pm so it’s quite easy. That said I did stay up and watch the 1st stage last year as a mate needed his home brew emptying and we wanted to know if the bus would be moved.
Although anyone who declares that they are “Avoiding” something that they simply could ignore without telling the world that they are AVOIDING it to make themselves sound better/cooler/more special should be avoided at all costs.Posted 3 years agojonbaMember
I’ll be missing it. Friend is coming over from Texas to get married so I’ll be there on Saturday and then walking on Sunday in the lakes.
Hoping it’ll be like the walk we did last year on Wimbeldon final day. Rare you get a sunny day in a popular bit of the lakes with no one else around. Going to do the Fairfield Horseshoe.Posted 3 years agohatterSubscriber
Can’t make it to Yorkshire sadly but will be watching as much of the coverage as I can and I will be on the Mall on Monday to watch messirs Kittel & Cavendish duke it out.
Should be ace.
So no, I’m not doing a very good job of avoiding it at all.
Whilst I’m more of a Giro man on balance the TDF is equally mental in its’ own way and I love it, just hope we get a proper fight all the way to Paris this year.
Viva la Tour! ‘coolness’ be damned!Posted 3 years agofunklenutMember
I can see the Bradfield bit from our top room window, but I’ll be downstairs watching the F1.
I’ve just bought a road bike this week, but I have no interest in watching others ride past. It’s odd as I have non riding mates asking if I fancy going into town to watch at the finish, err no thanks!Posted 3 years agolemonysamMember
It’s odd as I have non riding mates asking if I fancy going into town to watch at the finish, err no thanks!
Never quite understand this. If a bunch of mates invited me out, to a massive party, on a scale that the town I’m in may not see see again in my lifetime, to see what was going on and maybe shout and cheer for a bit it wouldn’t really matter to me if I wasn’t overwhelmingly interested in the sport at the centre of it all. That is pretty much always going to be more fun than watching telly.Posted 3 years agothe teaboyMember
Dales Bike Centre for kids’ bike races, bouncy castles, food, beer and Lego movie on Thursday, Friday, Saturday then watching it go past our house on Sunday.
Have cycled the routes, kids have been doing topics on it and making flags etc at school.
Safe to say we’re fairly excited about the whole thing and treating it as a holiday.Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
We have the farm converted over to a campsite for both tents and campers and we’re full.
I’m off to Harrogate tomorrow evening to help put the final touches, light the Pizza Oven and set the music to On.
Then I’m heading to the Stray to watch the boys come home, and head back to the farm for light refreshments of Black Sheep.
Then on Sunday morning (early), well I’m off to Switzerland where I hope to find a few hills of my own to tap a rhythm out on. 8)Posted 3 years agotenfootSubscriber
If a bunch of mates invited me out, to a massive party, on a scale that the town I’m in may not see see again in my lifetime, to see what was going on and maybe shout and cheer for a bit it wouldn’t really matter to me if I wasn’t overwhelmingly interested in the sport at the centre of it all. That is pretty much always going to be more fun than watching telly.
+1. When the Tour came through Maidstone a few years back, I walked into town to see it. Best part was the atmosphere. The place was buzzing.Posted 3 years ago
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