Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ypres: Tour de France Stage 5

It's not just Yorkshire preparing to host the Tour de France in July. To mark the centenary of the First World War, Stage 5 of the Tour is starting in the Belgium town of Ypres, where 54,000 Commonwealth soldiers died. Emily and I went to Brussels a few of weeks ago to visit my sister-in-law Swizz and we went to Ypres for the day. I had to get my recorder out!

Here's my story on BBC Radio Sheffield:

1 comment:

  1. Ik vind dit heel interessant!
    Good to combine history and the race. This is a reminder that the soldiers who gave up their lives around Ypres in 1st World War a hundred years ago, helped to set up a society where people can enjoy such an exciting cycle race.