Le Tour in Yorkshire

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

The Peloton makes its way up Cote de Grinton Moor

So le Tour came and went!

The Grand Depart in Yorkshire was a huge success with millions turning out on the roads of the county to support the cyclists over the two days.

I was asked to renew an old friendship and join the photographic team at swpix.com for the weekend. They were tasked to document the Grand Depart in the county on the lead up as well as the 2 days of action.

I choose 2 contrasting location’s for each day, the picturesque Grinton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales for day one and the ‘extremely’ steep Jenkin Road with its industrial vista for day two.

Proud to have been part of it.


Media Accreditation



Claiming my spot on Grinton Moor

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

Cameras out for the cyclists on Grinton Moor


Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

The Peloton makes its way over Grinton Moor on Day 1 of Le Tour


Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

The sun shines on the Peloton on the first day of Le Tour in Yorkshire


Tour de France 2014: Stage 2

Riders cheered on by Crowds on Jenkin Road


Tour de France 2014: Stage 2

Cote de Jenkin Road


Tour de France - Cote de Grinton Moor

The Observer front page


Tour de France - Cote de Grinton Moor

The Sun newspaper double page spread

More images from Le Tour in Yorkshire can be viewed at swpix.com

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Doncaster Wheelers Summer Road Race

Wet weather cycle racing around the roads of Pickburn.

A BREAK of three riders who went clear early in the race survived until the end of the Doncaster Wheelers Summer Road Race on Sunday, with Driffield’s Nathan Wilson (Wilson’s Wheels) taking the win.

Wilson, 24, attacked shortly after a minor crash had temporarily split the bunch on the fifth of 22 laps of a 1.8-mile circuit around the village of Pickburn, with Planet X rider Lee Tunnicliffe from Morley and Mark Perry (Vicious Velo) from Leeds going clear with him.

They worked well and established a lead which hovered around one minute for much of the race. A chasing group formed from the remains of the 54-strong field, but while they got clear of the bunch they couldn’t catch the leading three riders.

On the line, Wilson held on for victory while Tunnicliffe took second from Perry, and the chasers crossed the line 1-03 behind.

Nathan Wilson of Wilsons Wheels celebrates victory.

1 Nathan Wilson (Wilson’s Wheels) 1-45-00
2 Lee Tunnicliffe (Planet X)
3 Mark Perry (Vicious Velo) all @ same time
4 Jordan Hargreaves (Team Wallis CHH) @ 1-03
5 Dominic Smith (We Love Mountains RC)
6 Paul Bell (Peak RC)
7 Ewan Sewell (York Cycleworks)
8 Peter Fielding-Smith (Hull Thursday RC) all @ same time
9 Stephen Smales (Active/CP Cycles) @ 1-24
10 Phil Giles (RVO Racing) @ same time

Report: Snowden Sports

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