Tour de Yorkshire, cycling art, steam locomotive

Golden Age

Hello! There was a lovely meeting of two worlds during this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, when the race was greeted by a gorgeous steam locomotive en route. If only I could capture the ‘toot-toot’ of the train’s whistle as the riders went past – really evocative of bygone times, beautiful! ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT MAXINE DODD

cycling art, Tour de Yorkshire

Flying past the gorse! £250

Hello!  Another picture inspired by this year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. It was a fantastic event and so well supported – I’ve felt really inspired!  Today’s picture, ‘Flying past the gorse’ shows exactly that, in springtime on moorland, the golden gorse is always a treat. This view shows the cyclists riding through the landscape of Cathy and Heathcliff – blasted by winds and trees still not quite in leaf. It was a tough climb too! £250 Original watercolour, pen and ink 20 x 20cm / 8 x 8in (unframed) Click to buy ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT MAXINE DODD

Cycling, art, Tour de Yorkshire, Bridlington

Le Tour de Yorkshire – The start of the race

Hello!  Today’s picture is from the beginning of the Tour de Yorkshire – right at the start in the seaside town of Bridlington. The sun was shining and, of course, it was breezy!  Lovely to see the cyclists chatting at the start, looking relaxed, ready to begin! ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT MAXINE DODD

Cycling, Yorkshire, art,

Le Tour de Yorkshire

Hello!  I love this race in Yorkshire – It’s now in its third year and really attracting fans who line the route throughout its dramatic landscape. This image from the first stage, shows the riders heading for the Dales, passing through the crowds. Interesting to see hands holding mobile phones these days to capture the action. I always love the flags that line the route of a race, these turquoise blue and white ones represent the county of Yorkshire. The helicopter dancing between them was quite spectacular as well! I had to capture that – great flying! ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT MAXINE DODD

Crowds on the Hill, Cote de Cow and Calf, by Maxine Dodd

Le Tour de Yorkshire

The success of the visit of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014 took everyone by surprise. The course was challenging, the people came out in droves, villages, towns, even the sheep turned yellow and the wider TV audience saw how stunningly beautiful Yorkshire is. It was no surprise that the Tour de France organisers wished to repeat the experience, so in May, the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire took place. The weather was a little cooler but the yellow was abundant in the fields and the spring skies just added to the drama. It was a fantastic weekend of cycling, the first…