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Bradfield already in full swing for Le Tour

Bradfield's Steel Stage, crowds enjoy the bands in the sunshine. Pic: Marisa Cashill.

Bradfield's Steel Stage, crowds enjoy the bands in the sunshine. Pic: Marisa Cashill.

  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

Tourists from far and wide are celebrating the rural side of Sheffield in celebrations ahead of the Tour de France tomorrow.

The Steel Stage in High Bradfield - which includes Bradfield Brewery’s first beer festival, music and entertainment - has welcomed almost 4,000 people today.

Revellers danced to bands as the sun slowly set over the village and cyclists tested out the route on the road next to the field.

Andy and Gill Kendall, of Oughtibridge, were attracting attention with their bulldog George.

Andy said: “We took the week off work to really soak the whole event up, we are hoping it will help other people realise how beautiful this area is.”

Many food stalls had sold out.

Robert Samuela, of Frecheville, said his Caribbean food stall had sold 60 kilos of chicken in a few hours.

He said: “We never expected that many people. We are going home to cook twice as much for tomorrow.”

Scottish cyclists Gordon Stark and David Clayden were staying with a Sheffield friend.

Lawyer Gordon said: “We’ve been out on the route - its really impressive how Yorkshire has put the event on.

“There is bunting and celebrations everywhere. It is going to be hysteria tomorrow.”

 

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