Defending 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he believes this year's team were "the strongest" the UK has ever put forward.
Speaking to journalists in Leeds ahead of tonight's opening ceremony before the Grand Depart on Saturday, he said he "was up for it".
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