The Tour rolled through Carlisle on Tuesday of this week on its way to Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
The weather was a bit overcast but most of the Grillust team wandered the few hundred yards to watch them come up Stanwix Bank and turn left down Etterby Street. Loud cheers were heard as Grillust favourite Sir 'Wiggo' Wiggins rode past although sadly he is no longer sponsored by Carlisle's premier Bazaar of all things 'crafty', Fun2Do as his sideburns have slipped further South, becoming a very fetching beard along the way.
Today the tour returned to these parts, concluding with a mountain top (well, very big hill) finish at Hartside (by the cafe).
As it was such a nice day Grillust Velo member Tony 'Merckx' Peart (33) pumped up his tires, rubbed liniment into his forearms and rode off to experience the UK's premier cycling event. Here's what he saw...