Hi, it’s Greenygrey. We were delighted to hear yesterday that the Tour de France would be starting in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 2014. ‘Welcome to Yorkshire‘ did a great job canvassing for the honour, and Yorkshire’s Olympians did fantastic in showing what a wonderful environment it is for sport. And the local councils have done well to keep the city and region green, with seven ‘green flag’ award-winning parks in the Leeds area.
Greenygrey Diplomatic Mission to France
But we think it was our decision to send our diplomat, Marc Latham, to France in September that gave Leeds the edge over Edinburgh and Florence.
Marc Latham’s mission to Saint-Malo resulted in a Travel Thru History article and YouTube video celebrating the Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel region, as well as some greenygrey blogs on this humble site. Three months later, Leeds was chosen to host the Tour de France 2014 start.
* This blog should be decoded in the human world as humour.