London

Le Tour de Anglais

This morning I went into town to watch the “Le Grand Depart” (the opening) of Le Tour de France which came to London this year for Stage 1 of the world’s best-known cycling race. Although it was predictably packed along the route in central London I managed to squeeze onto Tower Bridge and grab a few shots as the front pack went passed, somehow miraculously dodging each other and the hundreds of support vehicles.

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Considering the terrible weather the UK has had the passed month it’s been quite an amazing day with bright skies and only the odd cloud.

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That’s a lot of cyclists – how they manage to stay upright is beyond me!

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There was a huge media and support presence but how many of them actually did anything more than get in the way of the riders I wonder… great spectacle anyway šŸ™‚

Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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