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STAGE 2 LIVE BLOG: The Tour de France heads through Addingham, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Stanbury and Oxenhope

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Blake Richardson, T&A Sports Editor

Italian Vincenzo Nibali wins the second stage of the Tour de France

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  • Comments


    Mixter 8:59am Sun 6 Jul 14

    Had to park my motor on the other side of the valley (A629) at 6 this morning before it shut. Its the only way i can get my family (inc a pregnant woman and a toddler) + all the days requirements, anywhere near Haworth - if i didnt want to get ripped off by the steam train.

    Berets, onions and striped jerseys are all ready to go - cant wait.

    As an aside; dont you just hate how the national press stereotype us yorkshire folk!

    Score: -3
    tinytoonster 9:29am Sun 6 Jul 14

    day 2, its still not really bradford!!

    Score: -11
    Bikerbeardy 10:09am Sun 6 Jul 14

    The marshalls for the TDF are staying in tents on the rugby fields in Bingley by the river, and being shipped out in the early hours by bus to various locations,, you should see the mess and rubbish they are creating, its absolutley bloody disgracefull, really bad, I seriously cant believe the state of the fields.

    Score: -7
    Skipton man 3:06pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    What disgusted me is the greedy land owners/farmers trying to charge extortionate prices for people to camp or park on their fields, and some of the shops/pubs and restaurants charging extra even to regular customers. Needless to say, most of the fields had very few takers. and shop/ pub regulars shunned them. Pure greed makes me sick.

    Score: 10
    albioff 1:44pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    shows what they think aboout keighley. utter contempt, a precision timed ad break after which they were heading up through hermit hole to cross roads, even silsden and addingham got decent coverage.

    Score: 12
    alive and awake 1:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    Great camera shots of a great county but the TV commentary is rubbish. These 2 plonkers clearly have no idea abut Yorkshire. Don't blame them for not covering Keighley, the locals wee probably out hitting each other with baseball bats.

    Score: -12
    albioff 2:05pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    alive and awake wrote…


    Great camera shots of a great county but the TV commentary is rubbish. These 2 plonkers clearly have no idea abut Yorkshire. Don't blame them for not covering Keighley, the locals wee probably out hitting each other with baseball bats.

    exactly, thought i might spot a few of em. i moved from there years ago.

    Score: -13
    alive and awake 3:15pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    Skipton man wrote…


    What disgusted me is the greedy land owners/farmers trying to charge extortionate prices for people to camp or park on their fields, and some of the shops/pubs and restaurants charging extra even to regular customers. Needless to say, most of the fields had very few takers. and shop/ pub regulars shunned them. Pure greed makes me sick.

    I don't believe you, how many pubs/restaurants have you been in? to make a comment like that? Name the places, give examples. The frogs wouldn.t dream of over charging anyone would they?

    Score: 14
    JAtkinson 4:48pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    Another great day day for Yorkshire and Bradford District. Went up to in-laws' at Steeton and there were tons there from all over Bradford and the world. Great atmosphere and great time had by all.

    Very much hoping that London and the world has seen what a cracking event we put on and there's more of the same in future.

    Well done Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Haworth etc folk - you really showed our passion, pride and 'can-do' attitude. Even more proud to be a Yorkshireman today.

    Score: 24
    Victor Clayton 7:23pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    Great event.

    Score: 13
    Skipton man 8:15pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    alive and awake wrote…


    Skipton man wrote…


    What disgusted me is the greedy land owners/farmers trying to charge extortionate prices for people to camp or park on their fields, and some of the shops/pubs and restaurants charging extra even to regular customers. Needless to say, most of the fields had very few takers. and shop/ pub regulars shunned them. Pure greed makes me sick.
    I don't believe you, how many pubs/restaurants have you been in? to make a comment like that? Name the places, give examples. The frogs wouldn.t dream of over charging anyone would they?

    I don't care whether you believe me or not. I don't lie, and I don't have to prove anything to you either.

    Score: -12
    northern pig 9:27pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    JAtkinson wrote…


    Another great day day for Yorkshire and Bradford District. Went up to in-laws' at Steeton and there were tons there from all over Bradford and the world. Great atmosphere and great time had by all.

    Very much hoping that London and the world has seen what a cracking event we put on and there's more of the same in future.

    Well done Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Haworth etc folk - you really showed our passion, pride and 'can-do' attitude. Even more proud to be a Yorkshireman today.

    Glad you said Bradford district because they have not been within 10 mile of s**thole uk today,What a shame,! they missed great camera shots of litter blowing up an down Manchester Road,Leeds Road and Manningham Lane.I am Bradford Born and bread, so it saddens me to say this,i was on the Headrow in Leeds yesterday morning,with it's mixture of lovely old buildings and sky scrapers, to witness the ride out to Harewood. It was so impressive and well organised. it made our once proud city looking like what it is now.A dump!!!

    Score: -6
    Victor Clayton 10:44pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    northern pig wrote…


    JAtkinson wrote…


    Another great day day for Yorkshire and Bradford District. Went up to in-laws' at Steeton and there were tons there from all over Bradford and the world. Great atmosphere and great time had by all.

    Very much hoping that London and the world has seen what a cracking event we put on and there's more of the same in future.

    Well done Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Haworth etc folk - you really showed our passion, pride and 'can-do' attitude. Even more proud to be a Yorkshireman today.
    Glad you said Bradford district because they have not been within 10 mile of s**thole uk today,What a shame,! they missed great camera shots of litter blowing up an down Manchester Road,Leeds Road and Manningham Lane.I am Bradford Born and bread, so it saddens me to say this,i was on the Headrow in Leeds yesterday morning,with it's mixture of lovely old buildings and sky scrapers, to witness the ride out to Harewood. It was so impressive and well organised. it made our once proud city looking like what it is now.A dump!!!

    Take a break mate.

    Score: 6
    Osgood 10:54pm Sun 6 Jul 14

    Wonderful set of comments, plucking defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Score: 5
    Thee Voice of Reason 8:18am Mon 7 Jul 14

    The above goes on about multiculturalism but being on the roadside then seeing the coverage on the TV for the ethnic makeup of the area 99% of everyone there were white. Just an observation many made on the day.

    Score: 9
    alive and awake 8:55am Mon 7 Jul 14

    Skipton man wrote…


    alive and awake wrote…


    Skipton man wrote…


    What disgusted me is the greedy land owners/farmers trying to charge extortionate prices for people to camp or park on their fields, and some of the shops/pubs and restaurants charging extra even to regular customers. Needless to say, most of the fields had very few takers. and shop/ pub regulars shunned them. Pure greed makes me sick.
    I don't believe you, how many pubs/restaurants have you been in? to make a comment like that? Name the places, give examples. The frogs wouldn.t dream of over charging anyone would they?
    I don't care whether you believe me or not. I don't lie, and I don't have to prove anything to you either.

    You have just proved my point.

    Score: 3
    BierleyBoy 9:49am Mon 7 Jul 14

    I didn't go anywhere near the event. An FOI to see how much Bradford Council spent on this race not coming within 11 miles of the city centre would be in order.

    Where was the fan park in the city centre to make the most of the £24m puddle?

    Score: -8
    Thee Voice of Reason 10:36am Mon 7 Jul 14

    To be fair, it's about time some council money was spent on the outer areas Like Silsden, Ilkley, Addingham, Howorth & Oxenhope who pay far more in council tax than they take out.

    Look at the other story today, all about money for the City center whilst the rest is ignored.

    I was out on the route both days and enjoyed it. One of the few times I've felt I have got some return from the council tax I pay year on year.

    Score: 8
    audal 11:36am Mon 7 Jul 14

    those idiots at itv spoiled the occasion for exiled Keighley folk, from cliffe castle until hermit hole on Halifax road the supreme efforts of everyone connected with the town were ignored by the stupid decision to show bleeding adverts, I told friends and family who have flit to make sure of the time schedule, AND THEN NOWT ! SODD ALL !!. then to round it off the idiots on here find it appropriate to slag each other off with school like taunts.

    Score: 9

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