Above: Yorkshire's was acclaimed as the best Grand Depart in the 111-year history of the Tour de France. Millions turned out and the reception in Silsden was as thronged and clamorous as everywhere else.
Above: the route through Silsden from Cringles to the River Aire roundabout was packed with cheering spectators. Here, the break-out group reaches the top of Cringles ready for the downhill dash into town.
Above: the Cringles crowd awaits the arrival of the peloton.
Above: Kirkgate eagerly and patiently anticipates the riders.
Above: Kirkgate at the junction with Howden Road, which was closed to traffic.
Above: the scene on the canal bridge.
Above: Keighley Road from the canal bridge.
Above: daring vantage points on the canal bridge.
Above: the sun shines on Kirkgate.
Above: you never know who you might bump into in Silsden.