Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Tour De France in Yorkshire

This past weekend we made a quick trip to see my Mother-in-Law. I had heard about the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire this year - Grand Départ. I didn't realise, though, that it would nearly be going past the door of the home Mum is in.
This is the main road near the care home.

So, it was fun to see the 'patriotism' being shown for the British riders. Britain has done very well the past few years. Homes and Businesses had yellow bikes mounted on their buildings or staged in the front of homes. Before we went in to see Mum, as we were early, we walked up the road and got photos of this bike shop.

I tried to get a photo of the pennants on the bunting, but it was a bit breezy. They were T-shirt shapes with the British Flag, the Green Jersey, the Yellow Jersey, and the Polka dot Jersey. You can read about what they stand for and which riders are awarded them at the Tour De France site.

When we got to the home, we discovered the residents had decorated to celebrate.

Apparently they raised money for the home by some of the nurses and carers or their family members cycling 15 mins at a time on an exercise bike.
And a small one made of pompoms on the fish tank.

The weather was lovely and we were able to sit in the garden with Mum. Holly (our dog) came with us and was a hit with the residents who all think she is 'lovely'. She thinks they are right.

If things work out, I think some of the residents will be taken out to the main road to see the cyclers go past. That would be fun.

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