2015

NZ0161 : The stripey bikes of Riding Mill (5)

taken 9 years ago, near to Riding Mill, Northumberland, England

The stripey bikes of Riding Mill (5)
The stripey bikes of Riding Mill (5)
The village of Riding Mill has hung out the flags in anticipation of the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain which is due to pass through the village on 10th September 2015. The practice of installing yellow bicycles along the route appears to have its origin in the British stages of the Tour de France in 2014. Here, the one departure from the norm is that the bikes in Riding Mill (and also in Haydon Bridge) are not pure yellow but painted in red and yellow stripes, those being the colours of the Northumberland flag. Another discrepancy is that the display of flags and banners at the western end of Riding Mill are facing west - away from the direction of travel of the Tour.

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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure Primary Subject: Cycle
This photo is linked from: Articles: · My own day in History Automatic Clusters: · Western end of Riding Mill [6] · Stripey Bikes of Riding Mill [5] ·
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NZ0161, 71 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Oliver Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 27 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0133 6173 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.0131N 1:58.8459W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 01311 61723
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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