Goodwood Revival: Tour de France celebration and stylish visitors

A CELEBRATION of the 110th anniversary of Tour de France was held at Goodwood Revival today (Friday, September 13).

The special parade race saw cyclists going around the track twice to celebrate the race, founded in 1903, and its 100th running.

Goodwood Revival 2013

Goodwood Revival 2013

Elsewhere, the qualifying races have continued on the track and, as the sun came out (almost), visitors took the chance to have a picnic and compare outfits.

Mark and Justine Josey, who came from Basingstoke, were at Goodwood with their seven-month-old son, Mayson.

Mayson’s 1930s Alfons Pollack pram attracted quite a lot of attention.

“We go to a lot of 1940s events but we always like Goodwood because there is that extra bit with the cars and everything else,” said Mark who was attending for the third time.

Goodwood Revival 2013

Goodwood Revival 2013

“And, of course, having a pram like this everyone was saying we had to come.”

Local girls Julie Searle, Lucy Funnell, Steph Rdge and Claire Connolly were also having a good day, enjoying champagne outside the Veuve Clicquot.

They all got ready at Steph’s Glorious Spa, in Chichester, and all bought their outfits locally as well, with Vintage, Chichester, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice Vintage Affair being popular choices.

“I bought my hat first and then bought my outfit around it because I just fell in love with the hat,” said Julie.

Mark and Justine Josey with their son Mayson at Goodwood Revival 2013

Mark and Justine Josey with their son Mayson at Goodwood Revival 2013