Cyclist Mark Cavendish, whose mother was originally from Harrogate, Yorkshire, has been chatting to the media in Yorkshire during the build-up to the opening ceremony for the 101st Tour de France.
The race gets underway on Saturday with the Grand Depart in Leeds.
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