‘Yorkshire, Yorkshire!’ shouted the crowds. . .

They went this fast! Riders race through Hebden Bridge during Le Tour. Photo by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle

They went this fast! Riders race through Hebden Bridge during Le Tour. Photo by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle

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A sea of yellow spectators eagerly lined the narrow Hebden Bridge streets for ‘a once in a lifetime’ opportunity to catch a quick glimpse of the world’s best cyclists.

“Yorkshire, Yorkshire,” the crowd shouted as the Tour de France cyclists whizzed by, down through Keighley Road and onto Burnley Road.

The break away riders made their way through first, just after 1.30pm, and were soon followed by the peloton, with the stage one winner Marcel Kittel standing out from the bunch in his yellow jacket.

 

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