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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.

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

I love this Yorkshire welcome for the #TourDeFrance!

Stuart Sayer@StuartSayer

I love this Yorkshire welcome for the #TourDeFrance!

7:26 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. This bicycle made out of sausage meat.

Appleton’s Pork Butchers in Ripon has cooked-up an edible ‘pie-cycle’ in honour of the #letouryorkshire

We are YorkshireFolk@DSand1947

Appleton’s Pork Butchers in Ripon has cooked-up an edible ‘pie-cycle’ in honour of the #letouryorkshire

3:41 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Delighted with my gift from the lovely people @hendorelish one of the first special edition bottles #yorkshire

lynne cameron@pasnapper

Delighted with my gift from the lovely people @hendorelish one of the first special edition bottles #yorkshire

2:23 PM - 28 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. This yellow jersey on a Leeds statue.

The Black Prince with a yellow jersey! #Leeds #TdF #tdfYorkshire #Tdf2014

Simon Young@SimonAccountant

The Black Prince with a yellow jersey! #Leeds #TdF #tdfYorkshire #Tdf2014

7:07 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. This Tour de Jarvis graffiti in Sheffield.

Jarvis Cocker Tour de France artwork/graffiti in #Sheffield by @stewysstencils on Grinders Hill off Shoreham&Brown St

Mark Ansell@MarkAnsell

Jarvis Cocker Tour de France artwork/graffiti in #Sheffield by @stewysstencils on Grinders Hill off Shoreham&Brown St

6:16 PM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Burley in Wharfdale's own 8.5m Eiffel Tower

Bedale@OfficialBedale

Burley in Wharfdale's own 8.5m Eiffel Tower

12:06 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Booths@BoothsCountry

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

10:45 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. This bicycle-shaped crop circle.

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

Visit Harrogate@VisitHarrogate

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

2:37 PM - 13 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. This special beer made by a Yorkshire brewery.

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

Gavin Emmett@gavinemmett

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

8:27 PM - 31 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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_

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

5:08 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Bells and Bikes@bellsandbikes

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

5:44 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

anitamorris@anitamorris

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

11:42 AM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Hazel Brow @hazelbrowfarm

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

6:54 PM - 22 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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 Sanghera@Sathnam

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

10:20 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

Hugh Collins@h_collins1

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

9:48 AM - 15 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

27. This understated sign about a forthcoming "local sporting event".

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

Peter Hempsall@pjh68

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

9:27 PM - 28 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

28. This Yorkshire Tea rebrand.

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

Kirsty Thorpe@missthorpe

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

8:07 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

#LoveIt Silsden British Legion #tourdeyorkshire #GrandDepart

Swallow Dental@SwallowDental

#LoveIt Silsden British Legion #tourdeyorkshire #GrandDepart

10:26 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who needs France when you've got Yorkshire?

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