Le tour as it’s known in France arrived near us last week as is does every now and then. We arrived about 3 hours before the cyclists were due to find a space and waited, and waited. The caravan arrived about an hour before the riders. The caravan is a parade of sponsors who drive by and throw out goodies to the spectators so we duly grabbed our hats, sweets, giant hands to wave with, notepads and anything else that was thrown our way. Then the cyclists arrived and whizzed by in 10 seconds flat! It was hard to get any photos of them because they were so fast but the atmosphere was great.
Click on the photos to see larger versions – love the old locals sitting on their seats with their free hats!