Paul and BHPennine Cycles and Hinault!

A few weeks ago Pennine Cycles had a very exciting day.  In preparation for the Tour de France visiting Yorkshire next year we were asked if our made in Bradford Pennine bikes could be photographed with cycling legend Bernard Hinault


Of course we were honoured and immediately said yes,  We polished up two of our best Pennine bikes and delivered them to outside Leeds Town Hall for a photo shoot.

We were even more excited when 5 times Tour de France winner, Bernard Hinault, the only man to win all the major tours 2 or more times, got on one of our bikes!

He had a good inspection, finally giving it the Hinault seal of approval.  He was also very happy our bikes had Michelin tyres from his French homeland,

Mum and BHBoth Bernard Hinault and the Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme stood over our Pennine bikes and alongside Welcome to Yorkshire’s CEO Gary Verity had some photographs taken in preparation for next years race.

We later went to a VIP Tour de France event and had some more photo’s taken with Messrs Hinault and Prudhomme.

Me and CPWhat a wonderful day it was and we were extremely grateful to have been involved.  Not many people can say Bernard Hinault has touched, inspected and been on their bike.  Now we can!

To see more of our photos from this amazing day click here.