Tour de France is a Tour de Force for Harrogate and Yorkshire

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What a wonderful weekend for Harrogate and Yorkshire as the Tour de France, now renamed the Tour de Yorkshire, swept into town.

Our glorious Stray was totally transformed and the wonderful weather and equally wonderful family atmosphere ensured that everyone had a marvellous time.

Sadly it was not such a happy outcome for local hero Mark Cavendish who crashed 200 metres from the finish line on West Park Stray. He suffered “ligament ruptures with an AC-joint dislocation” which has brought his participation in the Tour to an end. Commiserations from us all.

Thanks to the efforts of Harrogate council’s parks department the Stray, the flowers and the whole of Harrogate was showcased for the world to see. Formidable!  Their staff were also hard at work as soon as everything was over to restore the area. Huge appreciation to everyone, home crowd and visitors alike, who respected the Stray and who helped by using the bins or taking their litter home

Thank you everyone and well done Harrogate.