The Tour of Britain cycle race has given our region a big economic boost.
The wet and windy weather took its toll in places, but official figures are expected to show that the stages between Peebles and Drumlanrig and from Carlisle to Kendal brought in millions of pounds.
Those in the tourism industry say the impact will be felt for years to come, and there are already talks about the race returning next year.
Samantha Parker reports:
Competitors taking part in the Tour of Britain were given their biggest challenge yet when they were faced with tackling a very wet and windy Honister Pass in the Lake District.
The cyclists had to dig deep as they battled their way up the steep incline, which reached a 25% gradient in some places.
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Nairo Quintana is leading the Tour of Britain up a very wet Chestnut Hill in Keswick.
As well as the steep hill, cyclists are also battling against torrential downpours and strong winds in the Lake District.
Crowds are braving the rain at Chestnut Hill in Keswick waiting for the Tour of Britain.
Team Sky were very noticeable passing through a very wet Whitehaven in the peloton.
It's now all over in Whitehaven and everyone is drenched.
The leaders have passed through Whitehaven, and spectators are now waiting for the main pack.
It is raining in Whitehaven at the moment but crowds have still turned out to welcome the Tour of Britain competitors.
– Debbie Ash
"If you let a bit of rain bother you in Cumbria you would never leave the house.
"It is fantastic that the race is coming through Whitehaven and it is great to see school groups out.'
Abbie Johnstone and Maisy Bell from St Bee's Primary School were chosen to lead the cyclists out and were most looking forward to seeing Sir Bradley Wiggins: