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35. The Inaugural 2015 Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race and 2016

passing through Castleton & Danby, North Yorkshire, England

A great sporting spectacle, lets hope its repeated in 2017 etc.

Scenes around the Upper Esk Valley  Upper Esk Valley Index

Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire started in the seaside town of Bridlington and 174km later finished further up the coast in Scarborough. Riders from all over the world passed through spectacular coastal scenery and the iconic North York Moors moorland and village landscapes. From the start line in Bridlington the riders headed for the Flamborough Head Heritage Coast before turning away from the coast into the North York Moors National Park, passing through Dalby Forest and on to Pickering. Then took a spectacular journey back to the coast at Whitby, and headed south to Robin Hood’s Bay (what a climb out of RHB!) and lastly a sprint finish on the seafront at Scarborough to end stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire.

The two pictures below shot at Danby in Stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Three shots of the riders climbing up Brier Hill in Danby in the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire

 Stage Two of the Tour de Yorkshire  started at the imposing building of Selby Abbey and a route through the Yorkshire Wolds, and on towards Market Weighton, through North Newbald and on to Beverley, before turning north to Malton, then on to Stamford Bridge. Spectators watched a circuit in historic York before the finish line of Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire saw the peloton make a return to some of the roads raced in the 2014 Yorkshire Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Starting in Wakefield, riders travelled south to Barnsley before heading to Holmfirth where they pick up the Grand Départ route in reverse, racing to Ripponden before riding the iconic Cragg Vale - which in the Tour de France was the country’s longest continual climb and now becomes the longest continual descent. The riders then made their way to Hebden Bridge, Oxenhope and through the famous cobbled streets of Haworth, an iconic images of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. After a steep climb at Goose Eye the riders once again saw Ilkley, with the famous climb up the Cow & Calf before a sprint point at Arthington and then to the a hugely popular finish line in Roundhay Park in Leeds to end the final stage, Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Castleton and Danby are included as Part of Stage 1 of the 'le Tour de Yorkshire' starting from Bridlington and ending in Scarborough.

 

Tour de Yorkshire - bunting, bikes, spectators, jazz band, ukulele band, barbecue in Castleton village

 

The pupils of Castleton Primary school putting on some maypole dancing for the Tour de Yorkshire spectators in Castleton

 

The pupils of Castleton Primary school having the lunch outdoors while waiting for the Tour de Yorkshire

 

Tour de Yorkshire

 

A good show of 'Castleton' bunting for the Tour de Yorkshire

 

Not many spectators yet for the Tour de Yorkshire

 

The bottom end of Castleton awaits the Tour de Yorkshire

 

The crowd beginning to build up for the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists passing through Castleton.

 

 

The 'Downe and Outs' jazz band playing for the Tour de Yorkshire spectators

 

An air of expectancy in the growing crowd for the Tour de Yorkshire

 

Primrose Hill, Castleton awaits the Tour de Yorkshire riders

 

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AND at last the riders of the Tour de Yorkshire come speeding through Castleton village

 

A bit of a Tour de Yorkshire blur!

 

Tour de Yorkshire even more blurred, they hurtled down through Castleton High Street and Church street at a tremendous pace! You need a very fast camera!

 

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A yellow team (of ?) Tour de Yorkshire

 

Part of the peloton of the Tour de Yorkshire spreading out

 

More teams cars with lots of spare bikes for the Tour de Yorkshire riders

 

For the Tour de Yorkshire spectators in Castleton, the jazz band was replaced by the 'local' ukulele band.

 

Then onto Danby's contribution to the build up atmosphere to oncoming Tour de Yorkshire riders!

A special textual welcome for Team Wiggins', I think I've heard of him!

 

Lots of cyclists turned up in Castleton and Danby to watch the Tour de Yorkshire

 

Bunting, cycles, spectators, police outriders, camera helicopter and a folk group entertaining the spectators for the Tour de Yorkshire.

 

The Tour de Yorkshire folk band playing at Danby consisted of Barbara Anderson (keyboard), Tony O'Donnell (fiddle), Dave Chapman (guitar), Mary O'Donnell (guitar)

 

Briar Hill, Danby, Tour de Yorkshire

 

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Messages for some of the Tour de Yorkshire riders at Danby

 

Several police motorbikes clear the road ahead of the riders in the Tour de Yorkshire

 

The leader of Stage One powers up Briar Hill, Danby in the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

 

The leader of the Tour de Yorkshire pack!

 

Bradley Wiggins in 2nd place at the Danby point of the Tour de Yorkshire

 

Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de Yorkshire

 

The peloton climbing Briar Hill in Danby, at the forefront is the Sky Team of the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

 

The mass of riders of the first peloton group at Danby in the Tour de Yorkshire

 

The helicopter hovering above the second bunch of riders in the Tour de Yorkshire

 

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The backup teams cars behind the Tour de Yorkshire

 

Lots of team cars passing through Danby in the Tour de Yorkshire

 

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