It’s Yorkshire Day. Yes it’s raining but that’s fitting. To celebrate let’s time travel back 5 years. To a time when our country was still prepared to embrace internationalism. Still promoting itself as multicultural and part of Europe. When the prospect of a narrow minded bigoted government seemed a distant fictional nightmare. A time when it was still socially ok to look forward and outwards.
A time when Yorkshire became part of France for a few glorious days.
When the Tour de France came to Yorkshire.
Over 2.5 million people lined the counties streets and lanes to watch one of the worlds great sporting events.
One stage went through my mums village.
I sat with our son on the road curb and watched the racers scream through. Didn’t think we would ever get that close to the Tour. Some of the riders came within a foot of us…
Happy Days. Better Days