Bonjour le Tour: the Yorkshire welcome, in pictures

A sign on the road near Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales, which is part of stage 1 of the Rour de France Photo: PA

Even the French admit the welcome Yorkshire has given to the Tour de France is one of the best yet. Here are some of our favourite pictures so far.

These sheep at Westgate Farm near Kettlewell in the Dales were dyed the colour of the winner's yellow jersey Credit: Yorkshire Building Society

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The whole village of North Stainley has been decorated the colours and sights of le Tour

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Tour de France Ripon
The Jolly Fryer in Ripon installed this Fish Froome over its window
Tour de France Ripon
Hand-decorated bikes line the streets of Ripon, waiting for the real thing
Tour de France Ripon
Pupils at Holy Trinity Junior School in Ripon had a yellow uniform day
A butcher's display in Ripon

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A giant "mountain" bike has been painted onto the side of a hill in Upper Wensleydale
A colourful pub in Knaresborough.
Villagers put out the bunting in Middleham.

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Tour de France Masham
Two rival breweries are coming together in Masham for a beer festival

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An alpaca painted in King of the Mountain colours at Hazel Brow Farm, Richmond Credit: Catherine Calvert

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