Yorkshire saddles up as the Tour de France 2014 rides into town

Locals and businesses are embracing the arrival of Le Tour as this years event prepares to start between Leeds and Harrogate

Outside Leeds railway station, the bronze statue of the Black Prince driving his horse into battle now sports a knitted yellow jersey. In Wensleydale a giant bike has been built out of cheese. In Kettlewell 150 sheep have been painted yellow. In Cragg Vale a 12km piece of bunting, a world record, has been specially made by locals for the Tour de France.

In every city and town, village and hamlet, affection is expressed differently but the overriding effect is the same: Yorkshire has not only embraced Frances greatest sporting event, which begins here on Saturday, it has become smitten.

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