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.
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A cyclist from Burley in Wharfedale has been given wildcard status for this summer's Tour de France.
It means the 23-year-old will race through his home county as the Grand Depart visits Yorkshire on the weekend of July 5-6.
All 20,000 free tickets for the Grand Depart event at York Racecourse on 6 July have been taken within four and a half hours.
From being released at 9am this morning, they were all snapped up by 1:30pm, with 3,000 going in the first hour alone.
What an amazing response! It just shows what an appetite there is for this, the world’s largest single sporting event, in one of the world’s most beautiful cities! We’re very grateful to York Racecourse for the great job they did issuing the tickets.
We’re being asked about the possibility of more tickets being released. Everyone’s safety has to be the priority and we have to consider the quality of their experience, so a decision will be made later in Spring.
– Cllr Sonja Crisp, City of York Council
Meanwhile there are still many, many more opportunities to enjoy the race around the city which are yet to be announced. We want as many people as possible to take part, watch the action and soak up what promises to be an amazing buzz on 6 July!
Free tickets to watch the Tour de France when it sets off from York Racecourse go on release today.
From 9am, 20,000 free tickets will be available for Day Two of the Grand Depart on Sunday, July 6. There is a limit of four tickets per application.
Ticketholders will be able to go into the racecourse stands to watch both the the build up to the race and then the cyclists. To get tickets to the start of the race, visit www.yorkracecourse.co.uk from 9am
Admission into the stands of York Racecourse for the Grand Depart will be free of charge, the City of York Council announced today.
Tickets for the event will be available from tomorrow.
Changes are underway at the course to help accommodate fans, which takes place on the 6th of July.
The City Council say work is being done to make sure fans are entertained all the way around the route.
Plans were unveiled today for the first ever arts festival to run alongside the Tour de France. The "Yorkshire Festival" was announced in a ceremony at a reservoir in the heart of Bronte country near Haworth.
The Tour itself, as we all know, is to to start in Yorkshire in July. But organisers of the cultural festival in the run up to the big event are keeping exact details of their plans a secret for a little while longer. Chris Kiddey reports.
The Yorkshire Festival will be staged in the run up to the Tour De France. The name of the event was marked by the unveiling of a hugh banner on a reservoir dam in Bronte country near Haworth today. Henrietta Duckworth from Yorkshire Festival explained what it's about.
The name of the cultural festival to be staged in the run up to the start of the Tour de France from our region has been revealed.
It's to be called the Yorkshire Festival and to mark the event a huge banner was unveiled on a reservoir dam in Bronte country near Haworth today.
But organisers say they won't reveal the full line of the festival until the end of January.
Welcome to Yorkshire's Gary Verrity told Calendar that the arrival of the Grand Départ trophy in Yorkshire has reminded organisers just how close the event is.
The trophy is on public display in Leeds, with less than six months to go before the Tour begins on July 5th.