Tour de France - Yorkshire turns t' colour of t' brass! - part 2 of 1 2 3 4

by Mike McNamee Published 01/08/2014


Estimates vary, but one report claims 2.5 million people turned out across Yorkshire with 60,000 on Holme Moss alone - so many in fact that the Tour was brought to a standstill at one stage; you could just see the double white lines up the centre of the road but not enough for a peloton. Photographically, this is a tough shoot.


The uphill sections are slow moving but the crowds are massive and unruly; the downhill sections are less populated but at one of our patches the riders came by at just on 50mph, (some 3,000 metres from the finish in Harrogate). In terms of getting a good sight-line of the riders, the outskirts of a busy town seem good; we had plenty of room some 50 yards from the last house in Ilkley and had only the motorcycle outriders to worry about. In terms of picking out a particular cyclist the chances are remote. We got a shot of Chris Froome but only realised it when reviewing the frames later.

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