This week’s one word prompt is Cycle.
In the summer of 2014, Le Tour de France came to Yorkshire. It was a big deal with much excitement generated for the event. From my family’s perspective the highlight was the lengths people went to to decorate their towns, villages and roads. Yellow bicycles popped up everywhere along with spotted jerseys and more bunting than I have ever seen before.
The enthusiasm for cycling in Yorkshire led to the creation of Le Tour de Yorkshire in 2015 and the 3 day race has continued into 2016 and a just a few weeks ago for this year’s fixture. Four years of cycle races later and the county is peppered with Le Tour decorations with posters and bicycles that have been left in situ long after the cyclists have moved on.
Last year Le Tour came through our village, although we hadn’t yet moved here, and this yellow bike has been at the edge of this field, by the roadside ever since. I love the way the countryside is claiming it for its own and suspect that unless it is moved by next summer it will have been fully consumed by greenery.