1. Well, first of all, Yorkshire covered itself in enormous bicycles.
2. Some were made out of people.
3. Some were mysterious crop circles apparently designed by advanced minds from beyond space.
4. Even Essex followed suit.
5. This one was created by chip purveyors McCain, and planted in a potato field near the Stage 2 route.
6. This one was made by smart people from the University of Sheffield. It depicts the Krebs Cycle, a process in which nutrients are transformed into energy in every cell of the human body.
Luckily it also looks quite a lot like a bicycle.
7. In fact there were bicycles all over the shop.
8. Huddersfield had this weird wicker angel-cyclist.
9. This bike appeared in a wall.
10. And these even appeared on some nails.
11. There was helpful signage.
12. Including directions.
13. (Near and far.)
14. Then there were the dogs of the Tour de France.
15. In their snazzy yellow sweaters.
16. And jaunty polka dot caps.
17. Some were already in Yorkshire.
18. Others were stoically journeying there by train.
19. And yet others were in Yorkshire in spirit.
20. This total hero of a dad decided to give his kids the best view possible.
22. As did this one.
23. The Red Arrows did a fly-past.
24. And this man even undressed specially for the occassion.
25. The crowd was buzzing when all the cyclists lined up for the Grand Depart.
26. And when the race reached the Buttertubs Pass, the tension was palpable.
27. Well, sort of palpable.
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