The sun shone on the beautiful Derbyshire Dales as the Tour of Britain whooshed through our towns and villages on Friday (11 September).
The fact that Matteo Trentin narrowly beat Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line in Nottingham in a thrilling finish, followed by GB's Owain Doull in third, or that Mark Cavendish crashed out, all seemed incidental as Dales folk welcomed stage six of the cycling spectacular in glorious late summer sunshine.
There were events galore as the Tour sped into Hathersage and Grindleford pursued by a cavalcade of support vehicles, and old and young alike waved flags and cheered by the roadside as the peloton snaked its way down the Dales through Bakewell, Chatsworth and the challenging Beeley Moor.
Hundreds of schoolchildren had gathered in Matlock to see a leading group well ahead of the chasing pack, then it was onto Starkholmes and Cromford Mill before the Tour caught sight of the splendid Carsington Water, heading out of the district via Hulland Ward.
VIDEO | The Tour Of Britain cruises down Matlock's Causeway Lane by our award-winning Hall Leys Park
VIDEO | The Tour Of Britain cruises down Matlock's Causeway Lane by our award-winning Hall Leys Park.Posted by Derbyshire Dales on Friday, 11 September 2015