We went and watched the Tour of Yorkshire. Cycle racing and all that. Lovely couple of days and superb countryside too. Not forgetting the tea-room in the village hall complete with brass band and male voice choir - apparently. We didn't hear them as we were huddled behind a dry-stone wall awaiting the race out of the cool wind.
You get your monies worth at road cycling. you wait with others on a windy hill exchanging banter for a few hours then, whoosh, the race comes and goes in half a moment. All for free.