Back home to York – a service stop for changing socks, offloading camping gear, eating curry etc – so a short day.
In fact, all today’s highlights were in Knaresborough, traditional home of 16th-century prophetess Mother Shipton (picture). One of her lesser known predictions, clearly foreseeing the coming of the Tour, runs “…On iron wheels young men shall ride / In yellow garb from France’s side / Roads smooth as silk shall now appear / But not in any other year…”.
The townspeople, as all over this part of Yorkshire, have embraced the Tour. Bunting, displays, decor and posters are everywhere, and there’s even a TdF them to one of Knaresborough’s local specialities – trompe l’œuil windows (picture).
Miles today 20
Total miles 601