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29 Fantastic Ways Yorkshire Celebrated The Tour De France

"Tek care, lambs on't road."

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1. Well, first of all, Yorkshire covered itself in enormous bicycles.

The field art at @NWAirfield is looking great already! Can't wait to see it finished! Not long to go now! #TdF

Tour de France@LeTourEssex

The field art at @NWAirfield is looking great already! Can't wait to see it finished! Not long to go now! #TdF

2:17 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. Some were made out of people.

How good is this! @westvillehouseS getting into the spirit of @letour #tdf

Le Tour Yorkshire@letouryorkshire

How good is this! @westvillehouseS getting into the spirit of @letour #tdf

12:09 PM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. Some were mysterious crop circles apparently designed by advanced minds from beyond space.

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

4. Even Essex followed suit.

Loving the Tour De France field art - in Yorkshire and Essex - ideal aerial shot bait

James Herring@TaylorHerringUK

Loving the Tour De France field art - in Yorkshire and Essex - ideal aerial shot bait

11:29 AM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

7. In fact there were bicycles all over the shop.

Gearing up for Le Tour de France in Yorkshire. East Witton has gone bike crazy! @letouryorkshire @letour

tammytourguide@tammytourguide

Gearing up for Le Tour de France in Yorkshire. East Witton has gone bike crazy! @letouryorkshire @letour

1:30 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. Huddersfield had this weird wicker angel-cyclist.

Bunting, lots of yellow, & willow sculptures on bikes, in Huddersfield for the Tour de France. http://t.co/uxSJqNJznE

Barbara Smith@BarbaraKnits

Bunting, lots of yellow, & willow sculptures on bikes, in Huddersfield for the Tour de France. http://t.co/uxSJqNJznE

1:29 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. This bike appeared in a wall.

MT “@alisonatkin: That is some amazing #drystonewalling! Yorkshire, you're doing t' Tour de France right! ” love it!

Sara Hilton@sara_hilton

MT “@alisonatkin: That is some amazing #drystonewalling! Yorkshire, you're doing t' Tour de France right! ” love it!

9:02 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. And these even appeared on some nails.

In honour of the Tour de France Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire :-)

Lyndsey Beckford@lyndseybruce

In honour of the Tour de France Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire :-)

1:34 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. There was helpful signage.

The Tour de France preparations pick up pace in Yorkshire.

Fred Boycott@FredBoycott

The Tour de France preparations pick up pace in Yorkshire.

8:15 AM - 30 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Including directions.

How Yorkshire has welcomed the Tour de France #tourdefrance http://t.co/qNhBi2ReAw

Radio Times@RadioTimes

How Yorkshire has welcomed the Tour de France #tourdefrance http://t.co/qNhBi2ReAw

11:44 AM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. (Near and far.)

A field with sheep in along the Tour de France route? "Baaarnsley"! Showing the world our Yorkshire humour!!

Hallam FM@hallamfm

A field with sheep in along the Tour de France route? "Baaarnsley"! Showing the world our Yorkshire humour!!

9:23 AM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. Then there were the dogs of the Tour de France.

Yorkshire dog Alfie welcomes the tour #tdf #tdf2014 #TDFselfie

Christopher Tighe @ChrisTiggy

Yorkshire dog Alfie welcomes the tour #tdf #tdf2014 #TDFselfie

7:34 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. In their snazzy yellow sweaters.

16. And jaunty polka dot caps.

Lots of renditions of "Ilkley Moor bah tat" here. Coco is ready! #TDF @bbctdf

Emma Glasbey@emmaglasbey

Lots of renditions of "Ilkley Moor bah tat" here. Coco is ready! #TDF @bbctdf

11:46 AM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. Some were already in Yorkshire.

Everybody is buying our Le Tour T-shirts. We even sold one for Rosie the dog today. #TDF #HebdenBridge

Daisy and Sam@DaisyandSam1

Everybody is buying our Le Tour T-shirts. We even sold one for Rosie the dog today. #TDF #HebdenBridge

8:27 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Others were stoically journeying there by train.

19. And yet others were in Yorkshire in spirit.

@yorkshiretea Dougie enjoying his Yorkshire tea on le tour #teaonletour

gary hynd@ghynd83

@yorkshiretea Dougie enjoying his Yorkshire tea on le tour #teaonletour

1:57 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20. This total hero of a dad decided to give his kids the best view possible.

"@BuzzFeedUK: This Yorkshireman found the best way to ensure his kids got to see the #tourdefrance @alripon

Dan Prosser@Danprosser88

"@BuzzFeedUK: This Yorkshireman found the best way to ensure his kids got to see the #tourdefrance @alripon

1:40 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. This man dyed his sheep.

Tour de France craziness in Yorkshire.

22. As did this one.

Le Tour De France , Yorkshire style , great time to be In gods own right now #proudtyke

amanda waddington@sykoaj

Le Tour De France , Yorkshire style , great time to be In gods own right now #proudtyke

1:41 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

23. The Red Arrows did a fly-past.

Yorkshire loves The Tour De France @letour

24. And this man even undressed specially for the occassion.

Naked Tour de France spectator in Yorkshire?

25. The crowd was buzzing when all the cyclists lined up for the Grand Depart.

In pictures: #YorkshireGrandDepart for the #tourdefrance https://t.co/tE9lp4Q2Uk @GaryVerity @Welcome2Yorks

Clare Burnett@ClareBdaily

In pictures: #YorkshireGrandDepart for the #tourdefrance https://t.co/tE9lp4Q2Uk @GaryVerity @Welcome2Yorks

2:32 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. And when the race reached the Buttertubs Pass, the tension was palpable.

27. Well, sort of palpable.

"@janetrewhella: #TDFyorkshire Ey up. Reet warm. #otley " the best pic representing Yorkshire tour de france

NYP Helmsley@NYPHelmsKirkby

"@janetrewhella: #TDFyorkshire Ey up. Reet warm. #otley " the best pic representing Yorkshire tour de france

10:30 AM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

28. Oh, Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Lad Leading Tour de France..

29. Never change.

A Yorkshire welcome for the Tour de France! http://t.co/38h1Y9dJx6

The SPORT Bible@TSBible

A Yorkshire welcome for the Tour de France! http://t.co/38h1Y9dJx6

12:39 PM - 05 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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