On Friday 10th July, some of the expats and I headed to our local bar for lunch and afterwards we ambled up to the crossroads to await the Tour de France’s arrival. It was stage 7, starting in Livarot and going through to Fougeres.
I’ve only shared a few of the photos of the parade here because I took quite a few! There were a huge variety of vehicles that came past, advertising various different brands. Some were just cars with things on the roof and some branding on them, others had gone all out!
The the Peloton appeared! What a sight! It looked quite threatening, all those bikes and riders coming at you at serious speed! I was somewhat nervous, stood at the side of the road as they hurtled towards me. It’s no surprise that they have crashes with them all so close together!
It was definitely worth the wait and the sunburn! Even though it was all over in a few seconds it was an experience I’m glad I’ve had.
We got some goodies from the official store van that came through, and some other swag that was thrown from the caravans:And here’s a short(ish) video of my day, the cyclists appear just over 10 minutes in if you want to fast forward to that!