Royal flying start to tour

The world's greatest bike race got off to a flying start today, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the Tour de France to Britain.

Live updates

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.

Four teenagers hurt in crash with police camera van

Four teenagers, all young men aged 17, have been hurt when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a police vehicle in North Yorkshire.

It happened when a Vauxhall Corsa crashed with a mobile safety camera van on the Stokesley to Helmsley Road (B1257) north of Chop Gate.

North Yorkshire Police say two of the teenagers in the Corsa were seriously hurt.

The member of police staff who was driving the van received a minor injury.

All occupants of the Corsa are from the Stokesley, Marton and Nunthorpe area.

Advertisement

Verity's thanks after Yorkshire TDF success

The Chief Executive of Welcome To Yorkshire, Gary Verity, has tweeted his thanks and appreciation following Tour de France success.

-qi64hlb_normal

One of my fav @letouryorkshire pics ....off to Cambridge now ...heading to a town south of #Yorkshire , London ?? http://t.co/oFyZwlr15t

Br6quzxiyaaekaj
-qi64hlb_normal

....and a huge thank you to the man who always believed in #Yorkshire , mon ami Christian Prudhomme . http://t.co/suFnfc4JFA

Br4tw43caaaoo4x

Yorkshire pride as The Grand Départ departs

The Tour de France has left the region after a weekend when the world's biggest annual sporting event brought two and a half million spectators to Yorkshire.

There was disappointment this morning when British star Mark Cavendish confirmed he would not be racing and today's stage was won by Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali.

MORE: Moment Cavendish's Tour de France dreams were over

But organisers say the overall winner was Yorkshire.

MORE: Organisers praise 'the grandest Grand Depart'

Advertisement

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories