Yellow Jersey holder Chris Froome has spoken of the pressures that come with racing as a defending champion on home soil, at a news conference ahead of this year's Tour de France.
Speaking ahead of today's opening ceremony for Saturday's Grand Depart, the 2013 winner said his team "couldn't ask for any more warmth" from the crowds that have amassed in Yorkshire.
Pro cyclist Ian Stannard swapped two wheels for jet power at the start of the Tour de France, by flying with the Red Arrows.
Mark Cavendish's Tour de France is in the balance after the dramatic crash which ended the Manxman's dreams of wearing the yellow jersey.
We've put together some of the best of our viewers' pictures of preparations for le Tour de France in Yorkshire