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A boy, a girl and a bike

A boy, a girl and a bike 1940s photo shoot in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Bike fever has well and truly taken over in Yorkshire, with the Tour de France being here this week. So I thought it fitting to share this lovely 1940s-style fashion shoot, visualised by West Yorkshire designers and photographed by Shelly of Toast of Leeds around Hebden Bridge, where the Tour will pass through on Sunday. The shoot was ...

Tour de France in Yorkshire

Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire, Tour de France route 2014

It's 18 months since I stood in the snow outside Leeds town hall, watching a spectacular firework display celebrating the news that Yorkshire would host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Now it's upon us, and bikes are everywhere. On Saturday, the peloton will ride from Leeds to Harrogate taking in the Yorkshire Dales, before York ...

The Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire

grand depart tour de france. leeds town hall

A couple of weeks ago the organisers of the Tour de France announced this huge sporting event will start right here in Yorkshire next year. This is a huge coup for the country, still basking in the post-Olympic glow, and for the region, due in no small part to Welcome to Yorkshire. Yorkshire beat off bids ...

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