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Thousands Line Streets For Tour De France

Tuesday July 8 2014

Photo by Timm Cleasby Photo by Timm Cleasby

OVER 50,000 people lined the streets to witness the Tour de France sweeping through over eight miles of Barnsley's roads on Sunday afternoon.

Warm sunshine beamed down on fans of all ages, with locals being joined by visitors from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Jamaica.

The Barnsley section of the route was as the race entered on the A628 from Woodhead, past Salters Brook and Flouch, then along the A616 at Langsett, leaving the borough at Midhopestones.

Coun Roy Miller said: "It really was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - my sincere thanks go to all the people who came to watch this spectacular event.

"Residents, businesses and volunteers have done Barnsley proud."

Did you go to watch? What did you think? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Mr Burrows on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 11:22
Absolutely brilliant day. The atmosphere was great but it won't be long until someone comes on to disagree.....

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 11:23
a perfect day that went without any issues. people behaved, there were people of all ages, the kids loved it and the sun shone down. very proud weekend to be from yorkshire.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 11:28
Spent the weekend in Masham for this, brilliant ... Well done Yorkshire !

Reply Posted by Ian on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 11:47
Barnsley Road Club were there in force on Woodhead, what an amazing day. - barnsleyroadclub.org.uk

Reply Posted by Tom on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 13:31
Fantastic weekend, my hat goes off to these super human athletes. Over paid footballers should take note, these pro riders make you look like big cry babies.

I wiil never forget the experience!

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 19:18
Congratulations to those who sold Yorkshire to the world,gods garden it is.

Reply Posted by Tony on Tuesday July 8 2014 at 22:18
Superb, made you proud to come from Yorkshire.