Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Le Bridge

Hebden Bridge is well known for its creative culture and artistic community, and this creative energy was certainly evident when I wandered in this morning to take some photos for the post I plan to do next week featuring the Tour De France (don't worry - the sports content in the post will be minimal).

The town has really embraced the occasion, which will be whizzing by on Saturday 6th July (www.letour.com), and is now almost completely yellow and bike-themed.

There were so many fantastic displays honouring the race that I thought I'd do a bonus photo post in the run up to the main event.

Concertina paper wheels at The Barn

Le Tour colours at Ribbon Circus and a stylish interpretation at Colour Yorkshire

  Zinna Hair Boutique goes all yellow

Multi-coloured crochet at Zeitgiest Hair

Even one of the local churches is getting in on the action with this hilarious poster!

Cute carrier bags at Daisy & Sam and Polkadot Lane goes retro with a vintage scooter

Nelson's Wine Bar's bicycle reflects Hebden Bridge's LGBT community

Adorable mini yellow duster bunting at Valet Stores - LOVE this!!!

Beauty By Grace finds yet more imaginative ways to celebrate Le Tour and Harold Crabtree is as stylish as always!

Blazing Saddles are using a bright yellow velo to advertise their treasure hunt

Rustic charm from The Willow Garden

The Vine has mounted a full sized bike and added hanging baskets.

The Yorkshire Soap Co. are pretty in pink

Red, white & blue at B Beads and Fate Face get technical

More baskets & flowers at Earth Spirit

Miniature cycle rings available at Element Jewellery

Getting your five a day at Valley Organics

I've saved my favourite until last - a gold bike with a diamond headlight. What's not to love???

Bling at The Le Workshop


  1. There are so many bikes popping up around Leeds too :) they look so cute. I love how creative everyone has been x

    1. I haven't been into Leeds for a couple of weeks, but I can imagine that the bicycle theme has overtaken most of Yorkshire! I'm just amazed at how Le Tour has captured everyone's imagination.


  2. They all look adorable, so creative! x

    1. Next week it's going to feel like it does after Christmas when all the decorations come down :-(

  3. Only just seen this post via B Beads Hebden Bridge's Facebook Page. A great souvenir blog showing how the lovely little town of Hebden Bridge embraced Le Tour. Most of the decorations can still be seen in and above shop windows and hopefully will stay there until the festive season takes over. Great pics, well done, a pleasure to read, Sue :-)