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Quarter of people want to visit Yorkshire after Tour de France

The success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire is expected to create a tourism boom in the region.

The Tour de France passes through Haworth in Yorkshire Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

A survey has shown a quarter of the country now want to visit Yorkshire. One third of people changed their opinion of the county after watching the biggest Grand Départ in history.

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Tour de France legacy evident in Yorkshire

This time last week Yorkshire's Grand Départ had come to an end in Sheffield, but that does not mean Tour fever has left the region. In fact, the Tour de France is already showing its legacy by inspiring more people to get on their bikes.

A new cycling event was launched today in North Yorkshire. Hundreds of riders took to the streets for the first ever Ripon Tour Sportive as Sarah Clark reports.

Gary Verity: Yorkshire has a taste for cycling now

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to Yorkshire in the Commons today for the way the county staged the biggest ever Tour De France Grand Depart.

His praise comes as a survey conducted over the weekend says a quarter of the UK population now wants to visit the county and a third have changed their opinion of Yorkshire.

Gary Verity, the Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, was in France today to see off Chris Froome on Stage 5 of le Tour.

The cyclist sensationally crashed out but by then Mr Verity was at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate where Duncan caught up with him:

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