Almost 8,000 people have signed up to volunteer during the Yorkshire leg of the 2014 Tour de France.
After weeks of waiting, the route for the Yorkshire leg of the 2014 Tour de France has been announced this morning.
A procession of cyclists has welcomed home Olympic medallist Lizzie Armitstead.
Tejesh Mystry from the National cycling charity CTC has been taking to Calendar after figures released yesterday revealed a startling twelve per cent increase in road deaths and injuries from cycling in the last few months. It comes as the region gears up for next year's Tour De France
As the region counts down to hosting the Tour de France, it seems that more people are taking to the roads on two wheels than ever before. Sadly new figures show they've also never been placed in greater danger.
The Department for Transport says that while more of us have been encouraged to ride, improvements in road safety haven't been increased to match. It comes as a rising number of road users are recording their journeys to show just how dangerous it can be.
Today's figures show that 3070 cyclists were killed or hurt July August & September - a problem that has left many cyclists recording their journeys as an insurance policy against what they claim is reckless driving by motorists. Stuart Wooldridge agrees.
As the region gears up for next year's Tour De France, figure released today reveal a startling 12% increase in road injuries and deaths from cycling recently. Despite being encouraged to get on bikes, cyclists say that increased investment in cycle lanes does not match the take up in the sport.
Today's figures show that 3070 cyclists were hurt and even killed in the last quarter. A problem that has left many cyclists recording their journeys as an insurance policy against what they claim is reckless driving by motorists.
The MP for Wakefield and Shadow Transport Secretary, Mary Creagh, is calling on the Government to introduce targets to cut road injuries. New figures reveal a twelve per cent increase in the number of cyclists killed on the roads, compared with the same period last year.
The Government's announced a major investment for a new cycle route connecting Leeds and Bradford.
Councillor James Lewis from Leeds City Council says he hopes it will increase the number of people using bicycles.
Leeds city council have unveiled their £30 million pound 'superhighway' - a dedicated cycle lane to take riders safely through Leeds and Bradford, along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal (above).
Launching the scheme, Councillor James Lewis promised that the dedicated segregated pathway would mean cyclists could stay away from cars to allow for safer journeys, and also encourage commuters to leave their cars and cycle to work.
Currently around 2% of the population of Leeds and Bradford cycle to work, which officials hope will rise significantly.
The 'Super Cycle Highway' aims to capitalise on Tour De France fever and encourage a new generation of yellow jersey riders.
When you think of cobbles I'm sure many of you think Coronation Street - the most famous covering of any road in the land.
But if you're a top cyclist you'd look further afield - to France in fact - for a really tough race which starts in Paris and is nicknamed "the hell of the north".
Doncaster cyclist Russell Downing, who fulfills a childhood dream by riding his first Spring classic this weekend, has been preparing for the big one on different cobbles - at Roche Abbey near Maltby as Chris Dawkes reports.
Doncaster's Russell Downing is approaching the biggest week of his pro cycling career - he's set to ride his first Spring classic - the Tour of Flanders - on Easter Sunday. The week after he'll tackle the famous Paris-Roubaix.
Organisers of Le Grand Depart, the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France, are meeting with tourism bosses at a conference in Leeds today to discuss plans for promoting the region over the next 12 months.
The official entry of the "caravane publicitaire" will also be unveiled. This is the decorated vehicle, which precedes the race.