Sunday, 15 June 2014

A French Boule tournament was held on Sunday, June 15, as part of Silsden's run-up to the Tour de France cycle race, which will come through the town on Sunday, July 6. French dressing was encouraged and there were prizes for the best-dressed team and for the competition winners. The event was held on the lawn by the former library. Above and below: tournament entrants.  
Bike-themed events are taking place between now and July 6. Details are available  on the website 
Above: the momentous occasion is heralded on the St James' Church hall. 
Above: the yellowing of Cobbydale includes the decorating of windows with knitted yellow jerseys, which will eventually go to children in developing countries. 
Above: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Wesley Place has a prominent welcome banner for the famous race.