100 days until the start of the Tour de France - in Yorkshire

Preparations for the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It is one hundred days until the world-famous cycle race, the Tour de France, comes to Yorkshire.

And to celebrate the countdown, a number of festival events are taking place.

Yorkshire will host the Grand Depart, the first two stages of the tour on the 5 and 6 of July.

Tonight (March 27) a gala dinner is being held in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral.

Other events will include installations in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the world premiere of "Velorama", a specially commissioned feature length documentary about the history of the bicycle.