News archive from 5 July 2014, page 7

Yorkshire’s top ten bike rides

Yorkshire’s top ten bike rides

Paul Kirkwood has been devising, writing about and photographing bike rides in Yorkshire for 15 years. Feeling inspired by the Grand Depart? Then here's his personal choice of the top 10 routes in the county... 1. Best Le Tour ride: Swaledale and...

 
Pump up the volume

Pump up the volume

Marcus Romer is not what you'd call a cycling obsessive. He has a bike which he pedals to and from the offices of Pilot Theatre in York, but he's not one for long distance rides and has never, ever worn Lycra. However, he knows the route the Grand...

 
Tough at the top: Tour de France legend Arthur Metcalfe

Tough at the top: Tour de France legend Arthur Metcalfe

Eleven Yorkshire-born riders have between them taken part in 33 Tour de France competitions. None, says Michael Breckon, was more tenacious than Arthur Metcalfe Most weekday evenings, a group of cyclists meets up at Lawnswood in north Leeds to go for...

 
Hartlepool cyclist’s ill-fated Tour de France that saw tragic death of Tommy Simpson

Hartlepool cyclist’s ill-fated Tour de France that saw tragic death of Tommy Simpson

A CYCLING enthusiast has looked back at the fateful day his brother raced in the Tour de France alongside tragic Tommy Simpson who died halfway through the race in 1967. With Tour de France beginning this weekend, cycling enthusiasts from Hartlepool...

 
Young royals join millions for defining day as Yorkshire welcomes the world

Young royals join millions for defining day as Yorkshire welcomes the world

AS a symbol of respect for the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, it could not be more striking - a spectacular yellow jersey adorning the roof of York Minster, the county's most cherished landmark, and bearing the inspiring legend "Allez,...

 
Katie is a cut above for Le Tour

Katie is a cut above for Le Tour

Hairdresser Katie Worrall has let Le Tour go to her head - literally. The 19-year-old, from Pellon, Halifax, has had the ultimate cycle-inspired haircut in honour of the world’s greatest cycle race. Staff at Hair and Beauty World in Burnley Road,...

 
Shops join forces for Tour de Westgate

Shops join forces for Tour de Westgate

Shops in the Westgate arcade in Halifax have joined forces to host a celebration for the arrival of the Tour de France this weekend. The Grand Depart visits Calderdale on Sunday, and 10 shops are organising a French-themed Tour de Westgate festival...

 
Tunstall burglar raided homes 'because it was easier than going to the job centre'

Tunstall burglar raided homes 'because it was easier than going to the job centre'

ROBBER Thomas Sidley burgled homes because it was "easier than going to the job centre'. The 21-year-old broke into six homes across Stoke-on-Trent in the days and weeks following his release from custody. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard he was...

 
Education Eye: Tips to help your child settle into senior school

Education Eye: Tips to help your child settle into senior school

Here are 10 things to do this summer, so your child is ready to hit the ground running when they move up to senior school. 1. Keep their brain ticking over with reading books from the local library, visits to museums, doing puzzles, playing scrabble...

 
The Machine Gun and Skye's Band of Brothers – TV review

The Machine Gun and Skye's Band of Brothers – TV review

The Machine Gun and Skye's Band of Brothers: of the 23 men from Portree who fought in the first world war, only eight returned. Photograph: BBC Scotland/Ross Family I've always thought being shot wouldn't be such a bad way to go. Better than being run...

Guardian, 05:53 in Showbiz
 
Bolsover: Ballet on horseback to baroque music at the castle

Bolsover: Ballet on horseback to baroque music at the castle

An air of anticipation is descending on Bolsover Castle in as they prepare to welcome a special group of European horses and riders. Les Ecuyers de Historie is France’s leading historical equestrian interpretation group and English Heritage is...

 
Lincs: Results from the courts

Lincs: Results from the courts

MOTORING Elliott Kieffer James Barnes, 22, of Wragby Road, Lincoln. Driving under the influence of alcohol. Fined £275, £28 victim surcharge, £85 costs and disqualified for 12 months. Michael Collins, 53, of Lancaster Place, Lincoln. Driving under the...

 

Catch-up TV guide: from Enlightened to Hemlock Grove

Enlightened. Photograph: Lacey Terrell TV: Enlightened A year after it aired in the States, the second season of Mike White’s comedy-dramais finally getting an airing here. Centred on the Pollyanna-ish Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern) as she tries to recover...

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 

Big Brother, only the insipid survive

Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Alpha Press For those of us still clinging to the Big Brother dream like drowning sailors to floating detritus, summer doesn’t mean extreme frisbee or dancing in the sun to Duke Dumont. Instead, blind loyalty condemns us to the...

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 

The new Asda advert

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view Three bored common-or-garden gnomes are fishing from the pond of a suburban garden. They represent conventional supermarkets, claims Mel Giedroyc in the voiceover, all offering roughly the same experience....

Guardian, 06:02 in Showbiz
 


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