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29 Brilliantly Yorkshire Ways To Welcome The Tour De France

The world’s best cycling race is starting in the world’s best county. And Yorkshire knows how to put on a show.

1. This encouraging message scrawled on a steep hill climb.

2. This bicycle made out of sausage meat.

3. This special bottle of Sheffield’s Henderson’s Relish.

4. This yellow jersey on a Leeds statue.

5. This Tour de Jarvis graffiti in Sheffield.

6. This church that’s replaced god with a yellow jersey.

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7. This bloke who built a replica Eiffel Tower in his garden.

Burley in Wharfdale's own 8.5m Eiffel Tower

— OfficialBedale (@Bedale)

8. This edible bicycle made out of vegetables.

To mark @LeTourYorkshire we're unveiling our specially-made Grand Depart Edible Cycle at our Ikley Store today! #TdF

— BoothsCountry (@Booths)

9. This bicycle-shaped crop circle.

Have you seen @RHSHarlowCarr 'crop circle' for @letouryorkshire look closely and you'll see visitors walking around

— VisitHarrogate (@Visit Harrogate)

10. This special beer made by a Yorkshire brewery.

Cheers for @btsport intw today @MarkCavendish. Will get one of these racked up @letouryorkshire @TimothyTaylors

— gavinemmett (@Gavin Emmett)

11. This dog that’s dressed up in a flat cap for the occasion.

Tilley's ready for the King of the Mountains up Holme Moss for @letouryorkshire @letour @LeTourHolmfirth !

— Katie_Green_ (@Katie Green)

12. This special floral display.

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13. This traditional dry stone wall in the shape of a bicycle.

Dry stone walling exhibition @YFest2014 at Don Valley #Sheffield @letouryorkshire http://t.co/KXvxdUjxtd @BBCtdf

— bellsandbikes (@Bells and Bikes)

14. This person in York who dressed a toy monkey in a yellow jersey and then stuck it on a miniature bike.

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15. This handy translation.

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16. This French farm outside Huddersfield railway station.

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17. And this baguette under the arm of the Harold Wilson statue.

Like the baguette-wielding Harold Wilson. @YFest2014 #hypervelocity

— anitamorris (@anitamorris)

18. This scarecrow providing extra support in Ilkley.

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19. This flag painted on the road in the Yorkshire Dales.

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20. This cricket club that wants to be King of the Mountains.

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21. And this café that also wants to be King of the Mountains.

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22. And this baby alpaca on a Yorkshire farm that really, really wants to be King of the Mountains.

King of the Mountain or just TdFitis? Exclusive house still available on route of #tdf2014 3miles from #reeth

— hazelbrowfarm (@Hazel Brow)

23. All the yellow bicycles that have started to appear everywhere in Yorkshire.

Love all the little yellow bikes that have been put up around Tour de France route in Yorkshire

— Sathnam (@Sathnam Sanghera)

24. This bicycle that somehow got up there.

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25. And this person who just took it too far.

Getting excited for @letouryorkshire at Coldstone Cut. #Yorkshire #letour

— h_collins1 (@Hugh Collins)

26. This farmer has who repainted his sheep in Tour de France colours.

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27. This understated sign about a forthcoming “local sporting event”.

.@waitrose - not sure I'd describe #TdF as "a local sporting event"!

— pjh68 (@Peter Hempsall)

28. This Yorkshire Tea rebrand.

Thanks for the free tea @YorkshireTea :D It's a good start to the day! #tea #thankyou

— missthorpe (@Kirsty Thorpe)

29. And this typically Yorkshire warning to Tour de France riders.

#LoveIt Silsden British Legion #tourdeyorkshire #GrandDepart

— SwallowDental (@Swallow Dental)

Who needs France when you’ve got Yorkshire?

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