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 🙂

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