Yesterday stage 1, going through the picturesque Dales and past us here in Masham, took place. We got out and got our spot on the course early.
It was such a party atmosphere as everyone waited patiently for processions of police and gendamerie, the caravane and finally, the peleton itself.
There was a lot of excitement and a very international feel with the crowds peppered with Belgians, French and Americans. So unusual to see so many people milling around Masham.
When the peleton zoomed through I was so close I could have touched the cyclists. The speed they pass by at is breathtaking and as a once in a lifetime event to see, I'm thrilled I got to see it.
Amazing photo taken by my talented husband, Peter McDonagh