The bank holiday in Whitby seems rather subdued compared to the hype and excitement yesterday for the second Tour de Yorkshire.
Thousands turned out to see the race from Castleton to Robin Hood’s Bay on Sunday clapping and cheering as riders raced along the 198km route for Stage 3.
It was before the pack headed to Scarborough for a thriliing finish which was Frenchman Thomas Voeckler take victory.
He said it was like having his own Tour de France and thanked the public for their support.
He said: “I felt bad because I was more cheered than some British riders. It was like having a Tour de France stage in my home region, it was so amazing. I am not saying that because I am here, I really feel it.
“To see my name written on the road or on banners held by children really touches me. I have been a rider for 16 years and I have never seen anything like that.”
From the Esk Valley to the Bay and in Whitby town centre there was bunting, flags, seas of yellow and blue to spur on the cyclists and then residents, and the holidaymakers that had come to the Whitby area especially to catch a glimpse of the action, continued the fun with street parties and celebrations.
They included pensioners Maud Jarvis and Irene Stubbs from Mansfield in Nottingham.
Maud said: “We are in Whitby for the week and definitely wanted to come and see some of the race. My friend did a lot of cycling in her youth. I have come to give her some moral support and enjoy it all myself because I have never seen one before.”