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Friday, 29 April 2016

Tour de Yorkshire Day 1 - Settle En Fete

We took the easy route and watched the Tour on ITV4.    Settle was the only place to see sunshine at the dramatic finish of the race.   Here are some pictures I took this morning, hinting at the elaborate preparations.

The market place was jam packed full of TV vehicles.

And the biggest VIP vehicle you could imagine.

Here is the finish line in the Market Place- complete with live TV coverage of the race.

And below is Duke Street completely lined with crowd barriers.   By the finish these were absolutely packed with spectators:



and the finish!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Getting ready for the Tour de Yorkshire

FoSCL star volunteers Margaret Moss and her mother Brenda have been busy knitting and crocheting flags to decorate Settle Station in T de Y colours.   Each flag takes around two hours to make and there are 61 of them.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Hollywood - eat your heart out.

Settle is abuzz with preparations for the Tour de Yorkshire first stage finish here next Friday - 29th April.   The race is televised live on ITV 4 so viewers worldwide should be in no doubt where they are.

Here are rock climbers doing their thing on the Castlebergh:

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Rather them than me

Monday, 18 April 2016

Roof Lettering from Castlebergh

A serious telephoto image of our roof from Castlebergh showing the Settle lettering and bike.   The image will be clearer from directly above.   Anybody got a drone?

This has saved me the effort of going up there to have a look.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Che Mother 'Appy

There is little more boring than listening to details other people's ailments but I cannot resist this picture of my morning dose of pills.   Or breakfast as I prefer to call it.

The big pink ones are the chemotherapy.   Another four 12 hours later.

resist the temptation to enlarge by clicking

The instructions for the chemo torpedos tell you not to handle them with bare hands (as they are poisonous).   OK to swallow them though.