If you live in Yorkshire, you’d have to have been living under a rock not to notice the build up to the biggest cycle race of them all, the Tour de France, which starts here this year.
Stage 1 of the Grand Départ begins in Leeds on Saturday 5th July with the riders heading through Otley, Ilkley, Skipton and the Dales, and Ripon before finishing in Harrogate. Stage 2 also passes close to us in Skipton so it’s an exciting weekend ahead!
Over the past few weeks, Skipton has been turning gradually more and more yellow with bunting and bicycles everywhere, shop windows painted, and all kinds of decorations. Le Tour seems to have been embraced by most people and there’s a real sense of community about it all. We’ve captured just a few images of Skipton in all its Grand Départ glory…
Enjoy the weekend and embrace it, it’s a fantastic one-off event to showcase our beautiful area (even if it is forecast rain after all this lovely sunshine we’ve had!)
Natural, relaxed and creative wedding photography from the Colin Murdoch Studio. Husband and wife photographer duo based in Skipton and covering Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond.