Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 3 – Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford

Hello!  Stage 3 saw the Tour of Britain move further south and west to the county of Cheshire -for the first time and certainly not the last. A lovely county with hills and dales and very enthusiastic cycling fans. The people were out in great numbers, from schools to cycling clubs and everyone in between! Villages and towns were festooned with orange bikes – great support from the people of Cheshire. They were rewarded with a phenomenal performance by Ian Stannard of Team Sky, who made a solo break and held his lead to take the win. Brill!  Here are my drawings:

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15 Comments

  1. Fabulous pictures as always Maxine. I love the one outside the school. Is that guy on the right with the camera another follower by any chance ? 😉

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    1. Thanks Mike! I loved the school one too – All the children were waving over the wall and the guy outside taking his picture. He was wearing a team shirt and shorts of some sort (blue and yellow) but I couldn’t see the detail very well. I should have put him in a Tigers strip for fun, shouldn’t I? I feel a theme developing!!! 🙂

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      1. Yes, you should put little Vardys (or Drinkwater, or etc.) somewhere on all your pictures. But then it might turn into a Where’s Wally (or Vardy) type portfolio ! 🙂

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      2. My fears exactly Mike! It would be a whole new genre best left to the experts! 🙂

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  2. I like the way these Tour pictures have reflected the gloom for some of the stages, with occasional glimpses of light, as good as ever.

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    1. You are most kind! I always try to show the differences between each location if I can 😀

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  3. I love the way the colour palette has reflected the weather on the Tour, as excellent as ever.

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    1. Thank you! The weather has been good on the whole, just wet and miserable in England… Say no more!!! 😄

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      1. Slightly better in Scotland till today for a change!

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      2. Brilliant! 😄

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  4. well done !

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  5. naomi2elizabeth

    I was watching just outside bath today. Was the first time I’ve ever watched any tour. So exciting I loved it! Lovely photos!

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    1. naomi2elizabeth

      Pictures*

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    2. Thanks so much for getting in touch! It looked gorgeous in Bath today and the finish was SO exciting! Keep enjoying the Tour 😄

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