A cultural festival to mark the lead up to this year's Tour de France is taking place across Yorkshire and the programme has been released.
With just six months to go before the Tour de France comes to the region final plans are revealed.
£30m cycling boost for West Yorkshire
Yorkshire folk are being asked for their help (and a small amount of money) for an ambitious public sculpture project.
Haworth-based sculptor Craig Dyson has launched an appeal for 10,000 2 pence pieces to create the sculpture, which he aims to complete and install in the village ready for the arrival of Tour de France in July.
Craig plans to weld the coins into a two metre-diameter sphere containing a figure representing triumph over adversity, the interior being lit at night using solar power.
He's obtained confirmation from HM Treasury that he can use the coins, but he needs the right ones - Post-1992 coins made of copper-plated steel.
Boxes to collect coins will be placed around Haworth but coins can be taken or posted directly to Craig's workshop at Railside Studios, Belle Isle Road, Haworth.
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.
Olympic gold and bronze medal-winning triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have been at Harewood House to promote the festival of cycling taking place over the Grand Depart weekend.
And whilst testing out part of the Tour de Fance route which passes right by the house, they also took a detour to stop off at a well known local, as Sarah Clark reports.
With just over 4 months until the Tour De France hits our region's road, final preparations have begun in one market town in West Yorkshire.
Over the next three weeks two main streets in Otley will be the focus of huge re-surfacing work to get them ready for the Grand Depart, as Sarah Clark reports.
A programme of road maintenance is taking place in a market town which will feature on the Tour de France Grand Depart route. Otley will be the focus of road resurfacing at five sites in preparation for the event in July.
Most of the work will be carried out between 9am and 3pm, on Monday to Thursday avoiding market days on Fridays and Saturdays.
"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause. We have done our upmost to make sure this essential work is carried out at times that would cause least disruption.
This is a significant scheme of work undertaken in a short time frame to accommodate the Tour de France, which will be passing through Otley in July.
It is set to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Leeds and we're asking residents to bear with us as we carry out these works to ensure the tour runs as smoothly as possible. "
Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council
Chris Boardman, who won three stages of the Tour de France himself, thinks wildcard Scott Thwaites has the potential to make it to the tour.
He spoke to to Duncan Wood about the youngster:
As thousands of people across Yorkshire are looking forward to seeing off the world's cycling elite for the Grand Depart of the Tour de France this July, one cyclist from West Yorkshire, dreaming being more than just an onlooker.
23-year-old Scott Thwaites from Burley-in-Wharfedale is one step closer to his dream. His team, netapp Endura, has been handed a wildcard for the event.
21 professionals in the team will battle it out over the next few months to be whittled down to a team of nine who will compete in the biggest cycling race in the world.
Helen Steel met him as he trained:
Tour de France wildcard, Scott Thwaites, says it would be great to repay his family's support if he makes it to compete in the tour:
Tour de France wildcard hopeful, Scott Thwaites, says he is excited about the chance to compete at the pinnacle of cycling.
23 year old Scott, from Burley-in-Warfedale, is in the running to feature in the competition is he can survive the cull from within his team: