£30m cycling boost for West Yorkshire
Next year Yorkshire hosts Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France , Calendar's John Shires is in Corsica for this year's Grand Depart.
Brian Robinson, the first Brit to win a Tour de France stage will keep cycling until at least 2014 - when it starts in his native Yorkshire.
As cycling in the region clicks up a gear City of York Council has increased the amount of parking spaces for bikes in the city centre to over one thousand.
Throughout 2013 the council has added space for an extra 150 bikes within the city centre, which has been done by adding new cycle racks and extending some existing racks. This has grown the number of spaces by 18 per-cent compared to the beginning of the year.
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 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,
Businesses in Yorkshire are gearing up for the arrival of the Grand Depart. From today, a Kirklees Council roadshow is offering businesses advice on how to make the most of next year's event.
All eyes will be on Yorkshire next July for the Grand Depart of the Tour De France - but the exact course the race will take is still a mystery.
The exact route of the world's most famous cycle race will be revealed next week and Victoria Whittam has been to meet the school pupils with VIP passes to the unveiling.
All eyes will be on Yorkshire next year when the Tour De France sets off in the region - but the exact course the event will take is still a mystery.
With less than a week to go until until the route is revealed, our reporter Victoria Whittam has been to meet the Leeds school pupils with VIP passes to the unveiling.
Organisers of the Tour de France in Sheffield say they are ready to host their leg of the race next year. A full report on plans for the event will be presented to the council next week.