The world’s second-largest bike race, the Giro d’Italia, is is an annual stage race bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.
The Grande Partenza or ‘Big Start’ of the Giro d’Italia began yesterday in Belfast. It will continue today and cover some 219 km of our most beautiful country side. The route from Belfast will be inland to the Giant’s Causeway and from there it will follow the coast line all the way back to Belfast.
The whole of the Province has turned Pink. Belfast City Hall was glowing in Pink last night. There is bunting (the nice kind) everywhere and our local optician, not on the route, has a pink bicycle frame in the window!
Stage 3 tomorrow begins in Armagh, with stops in Richhill & Newtownhamilton before crossing the now non existent border and on to Dublin. 187kms.
Boy am I glad not to be in the saddle, I might end up like this……
And not on course or in the Pink! 😉