It's four months until one of the world's biggest sporting events takes place here in our region and preparations are now well underway for the Grand Depart - the start of the prestigious Tour de France cycling race in Yorkshire on July the fifth.
The idea was initially the vision of just one man, Welcome to Yorkshire Chief executive, Gary Verity. Against the odds - and up against competition from cities like Barcelona and Amsterdam - he and his team went onto achieve what many thought could never happen.
Christine Talbot met him at his home in the Dales, to find out how they turned a dream into reality.
Cine Yorkshire is planning a chain of bicycle themed films to display in the run up to the Grand Depart arriving in July.
The events are part of the Yorkshire Festival, running 100 days before the first stage on July 5th.
The opening event will take place on Friday 28th March at the Bradford Cathedral with the World Première of two archive-based commissions. First, ‘Velorama’, celebrates a Century of the Bicycle, made by Leeds based filmmaker Daisy Asquith.
Secondly,** ‘From Trike To Bike’** (working title) draws from the Yorkshire Film Archive cine club and home movie collections.
The opening event is part of the Bradford International Film Festival
The trophy which represents Leeds' role in the Tour De France has been unveiled in Leeds.
The Grand Départ trophy will be on show in the Civic Hall from today.
Leeds City Council Chief Executive Tom Riordan and Leader of the Council Keith Wakefield stood with Welcome to Yorkshire's Gary Verity, to welcome the prize on its traditional visit to the host city of the Grand Départ.
The world's biggest bike race begins on the Headrow on July 5th.
The detailed route of next year's Tour De France Grand Depart will be revealed later this morning.
The world's greatest cycle race will start in Yorkshire next July bringing millions of fans to the region. The route will take the cyclists through some of our great and historic cities, including York, Leeds, Harrogate and Sheffield,
The Grand Depart of the Tour de France got underway today - and all were eyes were on a small town in Corsica.
This year will be the first time that the French island has ever welcomed the famous race - But this time next year it will be Yorkshire at the centre of attention. The first stage next year will depart from Leeds, with the second stage beginning in York and ending in Sheffield.