Hundreds of businesses could face huge financial losses after the remaining two days of this year's Great Yorkshire Show were cancelled.
The event was called off after just one day when car parks became unusable because of the heavy rain.
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White Rose flags and crowds half a dozen deep met the riders as they swept through the towns and villages of North Yorkshire.
The Black Cats boss has spoken to the media following his side's one nil defeat to Bournemouth which relegated them from the Premier League.
The Black Cats will play next season in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League.