First off, after a pleasant walk in from the campsite at Langcliffe, was our usual cup of coffee at 'Car and Kitchen', somewhere we've been going to since our honeymoon. Then on to Preston's Folly where, alongside their fixed exhibits of North Craven life, was a special display from the members of 'Back in Settle', an informal local history/memories group. We had wonderful conversations about Nuttal's and 'Tommy Preston' etc.. I was invited to join the FB group where they have 1,000's of photographs and comments. Someone said there'd seen one of my Grandpa and maybe Uncle Norman. I shall post what we have at home once we get back. Hopefully it's a connection we can keep up.
After lunch at Poppies and a quick diversion through a long remembered Ginnel to avoid the crowds, we took up a place at the barriers across from Settle Social Club by the old Police Station. We were just a hundred meters from the finish line outside Ye Olde Naked Man. The crowds quickly grew and with thunderous thumping of the advertising hoardings so did the excitement. A flurry of bikes and a flash of colour and it was all over.