Le Tour: Riders race through Hebden Bridge

Riders race through Hebden Bridge during Le Tour
Riders race through Hebden Bridge during Le Tour

The Tour de France peloton has raced through Hebden Bridge to a soundtrack of cheering from thousands of fans who lined the route.

Spectator Simon Belt said: “It was absolutely brilliant.

“I can’t believe Hebden Bridge and Yorkshire is at the centre of the Tour de France.”

Kate Fozzard, who also watched the race go by, said: “It was really exciting and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“There were so many people around and such a buzz.”