The Tour of Britain brought a £2.37million boost to Carlisle's economy.
An independent survey into the national cycle road race found the net economic impact from visitors on the city's economy is estimated to be £2,372,411.
It's estimated 110,000 spectators watched Stage Four, between Carlisle and Blackpool, to see the likes of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins.
Leader of Carlisle City Council, Councillor Joe Hendry, said:
Local hotelier David Crossley said it brought big business to the tourism industry:
The South of Scotland reaped rewards from the road cycling race too. Stage 3 started in Jedburgh and ended in Dumfries. Councillor Stuart Bell from Scottish Borders Council said:
Council leaders have confirmed they are bidding for the return of the Tour to the region next year.
Councillor Joe Hendry hopes to have a stage finish in Carlisle, to attract even bigger crowds: