Remember the day the Tour de France came to Harrogate?

Has the flurry of excitement surrounding the wildcard team announcements* for this year’s Tour de France intensified your longing for La Grande Boucle? Never fear! I have an audio treat that will transport you back to stage one of last year’s edition. That fantastic day in Yorkshire when the sun shone, the crowds turned out and the racing was fine.

What do you get if you take some poets, new to the allure of a bike race, to experience Le Tour for the day? The answer is a tiny jewel of a BBC Radio 4 programme called Fear and Loathing in Harrogate.

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