I must confess, I can’t ride a bicycle myself, but I do take an interest in the sport [especially when Team GB have a chance at winning something] and I’ve always got time to admire a bright yellow bicycle chained to a lamppost. Since my last visit it looks like York has been getting ready to mark the beginning of the Grand Depart, the start of the Tour de France, by decorating the place with yellow bicycles and yellow bunting.
These yellow bicycles do draw your attention and I did notice a lot more bicycles around the city [emphasis on the word notice; I have got no evidence that the actual number of bicycles has increased] and I was called up more than once by my companions for pointing out what turned out to be bikes that just happened to have yellow frames!
I’m not sure exactly how many official yellow bicycles there are [not to mention unofficial yellow bicycles and additional bicycles, which have cropped up in shop window displays and the like], but I sure you, if you go to York this week, you’re bound to see more than one!
You can read more about the Le Tour Yorkshire here: http://letour.yorkshire.com/#
I would like to dedicate this post to Mr. FP, Mr. LH and Miss. MW for their company today; with special thanks going to FP for inspiring the trip to York in the first place and choosing the date.
I spotted this up in the window of a bookshop in Haworth [I couldn’t remember the name of the establishment, but a popular search engine has not only informed me that the business is called Venables & Bainbridge Books, but if you looked on “street view” you can see the photograph in the window for yourself; to the right of the door]. Does this photograph really depicts The Tour of Britain c.1959? What does it matter; it’s a great image!