Tour de Yorkshire advert

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Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby RickH » 11 Apr 2017, 11:35pm

I was pointed in the direction of this by a link posted on Chester & North Wales CTC Facebook page. I thought it was worth sharing.

http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/lates ... ent-324747

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby keyboardmonkey » 12 Apr 2017, 12:50am

It's certainly worth sharing. In the video Brian is cycling (and supping) in the splendid Yorkshire Wolds. Wise man, that Brian ;-)

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby landsurfer » 12 Apr 2017, 8:08am

That has brought a tear or 2 to this big 58 year olds eyes this morning, what a top chap.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby loch eck steve » 12 Apr 2017, 10:34am

Excellent stuff , cheers for sharing :D

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby Si » 12 Apr 2017, 11:05am

"I don't know how they do it"...blimey, I'm sure a lot of people a quarter his age would say the same thing about him and the way he's going up those hills!

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby gaz » 13 Apr 2017, 11:35am

Good share, thanks.
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby reohn2 » 14 Apr 2017, 11:30am

I've only just seen this thread,the advert is a great testament to cycling and what it does for mind,body and spirit.
Great! :D
Or as the young 'un's would say.That's really sick! :mrgreen:
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby geocycle » 14 Apr 2017, 1:05pm

Yes, nice one! Are those hairpin bends he descends Millington pastures?

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby keyboardmonkey » 15 Apr 2017, 5:58pm

geocycle wrote:Yes, nice one! Are those hairpin bends he descends Millington pastures?


I reckon so, along with Burdale/Thixendale way. Hope to make it out there next weekend. Superb cycling.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby geocycle » 19 Apr 2017, 5:24pm

I'm thinking of cycling to skipton for day 3 which is about the closest point for me this time. Anyone know what might be going on there? Any local events?

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby cycleruk » 30 Apr 2017, 7:23pm

Brilliant day 3 racing today. Watched it from start to end, which is unusual for me. Excellent finish and well deserved win for ??.
If you haven't seen it then try on catchup.
Could have done with a bit of sunshine but the crowds were enormous. Well done Yorkshire (from a Lankie Lad.) :wink:
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby reohn2 » 30 Apr 2017, 7:29pm

cycleruk wrote:Brilliant day 3 racing today. Watched it from start to end, which is unusual for me. Excellent finish and well deserved win for ??.
If you haven't seen it then try on catchup.
Could have done with a bit of sunshine but the crowds were enormous. Well done Yorkshire (from a Lankie Lad.) :wink:


I can only agree with that,great racing and today's course was fantastic as good as any Belgium classic :D .

BTW the ladies race yesterday was also fantastic racing too!
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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby thirdcrank » 1 May 2017, 10:59am

cycleruk wrote:... Well done Yorkshire (from a Lankie Lad.) ...


Did you notice Ned's commentatorballs? Having corrected Burley "de" Wharfedale he remarked that it was "hard on the boundary of Lancashire." :roll:

Anyway, I'd say well done Sir Gary Verity. His job as head honcho at "Welcome to Yorkshire" formerly the tourist board is to market the county and he's chosen pro bike racing as the medium and what a great job he has done. It could so easily have been "character's" in clogs and cloth caps giving it "sithee" and "Ee bah gum, lad" to a brass band belting out "Where wor ta bahn when ah saw thee" so let's be grateful it isn't.

I watched the telly coverage and left it to record while I walked the couple of miles to Birstall to the nearest bit of the route to Thirdcrank Towers. Marvellous atmosphere with every bit of the route through Birstall packed. I think the point here is that Sir G has got the non-cycling public interested enough to turn out and wait to cheer a fleeting glimpse of a bike race and it wasn't just a one-off for the TdeF. And let's remember he got members of the Royal Family to turn out for that.

I think I'm right in saying that it was Phil Liggett who coined the name "Shibden Wall" for Lee Lane, when he was trying to drum up a bit of excitement in the Kellog's some years ago. I watched it on the telly and with Sean Kelly leading a star-studded field, the crowd was so thin he was able to avoid the cobbles on part of the climb by using the pavement.

I think a big point here is that there are enough testing climbs around here in the easily accessible places without having to search them out. eg The climb at Lofthouse - a focal point of stage two - is an absolute belter but in the absence of parking within miles, the spectators were largely limited to the cyclists. Hats off to those who rode there, but similar events will thrive only if the general public are attracted and accommodated

Finally, all this is building up experience for organising the Worlds in 2019. While Sir G is at the helm, I think we can look forward to something really special.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby geocycle » 1 May 2017, 3:01pm

I rode over to Skipton. Great atmosphere made up of non cyclists. As with the tdf it's more of a village fete than a sporting crowd and why not. Good to have the tv coverage as well. Would be good to have another day and maybe a full multiday women's race. Surely it's on a par with the Belgium races now.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire advert

Postby landsurfer » 1 May 2017, 3:41pm

I don't suffer from the need to be PC. I am not a gender neutral zone.
Could someone explain to me why the Ladies Tour de Yorkshire was not 3 days ???
If they could set off first on day 2 why could they not set off first on day one and day 3 ....
My 7 year old granddaughter jumped on my knee to watch the Ladies race... she was enthralled and so disappointed that there was not another one a day later ....

So Why ???
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