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  • Premier Icon woody2000
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    Otley on Sat, bottom of the run down to West Vale, Elland on Sun (probably)

    Forecast doesn’t look brilliant for the weekend, which is a shame given the wall to wall sunshine we’ve had recently

    cste
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    Day 1: Riding through Skipton, and following Le route up to Buckden to hopefully get a good spot on Cote de cray.

    Day 2: Family up to Haworth nice and early to try and bag a good spot on Penistone hill above Stanbury reservoir.

    Premier Icon simmy
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    Stage 1 – buttertubs

    Stage 2 – rochdale end of cragg vale

    Stage 3 – Nans funeral that day šŸ™ so watching later on TV

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that the Woodhead/Holmemoss and Glossop roads will be closed to cars from 6am!

    They’ve a load of buses ferrying folk in, so it’s that or on ya push irons..;)

    Red

    Premier Icon cp
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    Every road the tour touches is closed from 6am at the latest with some very very limited crossing points open.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Anyone know how chaotic Leeds City centre is yet?!

    hora
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    Anyone know the ‘exact’ timings that the Peloton will be passing through certain parts tomorrow?

    Jamie
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    Anyone know how chaotic Leeds City centre is yet?!

    http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/millenniumcam.aspx

    FunkyDunc
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    Harrogate traffic last night was the lightest I have ever seen it.

    We are leaving for ilkley very soon… Could be fun!

    allthepies
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    Mike wrote:

    Anyone know the ‘exact’ timings that the Peloton will be passing through certain parts tomorrow?

    http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/stage-2.html

    Click on Time schedule tab about half way down page.

    hora
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    Eeeee French Police on motorbikes. That’ll be a sight!

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Headrow is rammed. 6 to 10 deep on the barriers. You need to head half a mile up the course to get good spot. I’m round the corner on the A61 by Pratt’s furniture shop. Fantastic atmosphere. First wave of caravan has been through, more to come.

    MrSmith
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    How many of those in the central Leeds crowd realise it’s just a slow roll-out and neutralised? I bet some are expecting some mad dash sprint and balls-out racing šŸ˜†

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    *waves at midlifecrashes*

    Further up myself; sun beating down now šŸ˜€

    mickmcd
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    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19345115

    tomorrow

    already seen 2 RTA’s and a load of mamils binning it on the corner since they resurfaced it, im not sure if folks think this road is closed but flying down it on the wrong side? well you wouldn’t do it on any other mode of transport

    its a bit of a melting pot At the mo as everyone is trying to ride the route beforehand and lots of cyclists and cars isnt mixing

    B.A.Nana
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    Somewhere north of Skipton, just got a bo11ocking off a gendarmerie.

    number18
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    Everyone keeps saying roads are closed from 0600 tomorrow. This link to Kirklees council website says 0730. Is this link wrong?

    Kirklees council road closures le tour

    number18
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    Just spoke to the council. Roads will be closed by 0730, but due to the time it takes to prepare this might be slightly sooner.

    hora
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    Really? Off a French officer?? šŸ™‚

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Caravan just arriving at Chevin Cycles, Harrogate now. Town centre and fan zones full. Space to see it from 1.5 km out from finish.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    *waves back from under my new polka dot hat*

    Gary_C
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    Just back home after spectating just along the road at the top of the ‘Col de Cray’/Kidstones. The place was absolutely jam-packed with spectators, but we found a good vantage point at the roadside a bit further along the road from the hordes.

    A bloody good day out which included a 41mile mtb ride there & back.

    Premier Icon richmars
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    As I southerner, I have to say ‘Well done Yorkshire’
    On the TV it looked amazing. The crowds, the weather, the scenery, everything.
    Shame about the finish!

    Premier Icon ton
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    spent the morning on the start line in leeds, then supping magic spanner for a few hours watching rollapolluza, then watched the finish on the huge screen in briggate.

    awesome day……. 8)

    Premier Icon simmy
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    Buttertubs


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    Jens out on his own

    Fantastic day. despite the gradient they were gone in no time, best part was the support vehicles stopping on the hill and the drivers not having a clue how to do a hill start. Entertainment all day long that. The smell of burning clutch was constant šŸ˜Æ

    hora
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    Wow I bet the French watching on tv thought wow les roast beoufs LIKE cycling. Weird.

    TiRed
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    Was sat in front of the projector for the depart, then left to race my own Tour de Fowlmead# E123, before returning for the highlights. Prudhomme will have been delighted with the crowds today. I’m sure he’ll be keen to bring the TdF back to the UK again ASAP.

    #Crowds were a little smaller. I believe three is a crowd šŸ˜‰

    tinribz
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    Did the park and ride to Reeth. Amazing to see hundreds of people all ages and sizes, mtbs, road, trikes & tandoms cycling the last 10 miles / 1000ft over the moors to the route.

    Great views and brilliant atmosphere.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Managed to get up Buttertubs, it was mental !!!

    Great day

    cozz
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    well I had a great day

    camped at nidderdale bike fest – they did a really good job for a pop up campsite

    rode through the woods to ripley castle just outside harrorgate, found a spot 3 miles fro the finish, and of course they were really flying past, nearly blew my flat cap off

    then once past rode on into harrogate, but solid gridlocked about 1 mile from the finish so nipped into a pub and then returned

    so if you saw a fat bloke on a fat bike – it was prob me – šŸ˜€

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    That was awesome. Rode over to Kidstones from Horton. Great atmosphere – thought there were plenty there until I saw the pics from Buttertubs. šŸ™‚

    yunki
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    LOL! I honestly thought that it was just us lot on here that were mad about bikes, but there’s definitely a few more out there!

    Premier Icon cp
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    Cote de Grinton… amazing!

    orangeboy
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    Crazy day was in Leeds for the start then train madness to harrogate
    Would not have missed it
    Bikes beer and sunshine perfect , well apart from cav

    Went up to Buttertubs with Vortexracing. Fantastic day, crowds were brilliant, excellent atmosphere.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Great pics cp.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Yeah, thanks cp. 8)

    tinribz
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    Day 2, guess where this is:

    Spitfire and Lancaster? flying overhead.

    MrSmith
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    so many morons standing in the road waving mobile phones around and not looking at the riders bearing down on them, somebody went flying in that intermediate sprint, surprised theres not more accidents.
    iā€™m waiting for the fat labrador incident or maybe a mobility scooter and somebody adamant the tour will not interfere with a scratch card/can of cider/chips purchase.

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