Cycling fever is set to hit Hull today as around 6,000 people descend on the city for Sky Ride Hull.
The event, which draws both cyclists and spectators, is a chance to ride on traffic-free streets.
The route, which starts from Queen Victoria Square, takes in some of Hull's best-known landmarks, including the Deep, Ferens Art Gallery and the Scale Lane bridge.
Thousands of cyclists, young and old, braved the summer showers to enjoy a traffic-free Leeds city centre today when the Sky Ride returned for its third year.
Team Sky rider Xabi Zandio and Great Britain para-cycling star Sophie Thornhill were on hand to help officially start the mass-participation bike ride.
The third Sky Ride of 2014 takes place in Leeds today and it will have a Tour de France theme.
It begins at 10am and will follow a traffic-free route taking in the University of Leeds, Millennium Square and the Civic Hall.
World and Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell will be taking part.
One of the superstars of British track cycling is to be guest of honour as Leeds hosts its second Sky Ride next week.
Olympic and double world champion Joanna Rowsell MBE** will be on hand to see thousands of people take to traffic-free streets in the city centre from 10am-3pm on Sunday 15 June for a free family-orientated mass participation bike ride.
The 25-year-old who was one of the stars of London 2012 will watch as riders of all ages and abilities start from the exact same point and follow the same stretch of road on The Headrow which the world’s finest cyclists will use when the Tour de France Grand Départ begins in Leeds in a month’s time.
Council bosses in Sheffield are hoping to capitalise on the cycling buzz created by the Tour de France by hosting a family Sky Ride event in August.
It will take in some of the city's most notable sights, including the Winter Gardens, and will mean roads are closed to allow cyclists the freedom to travel around safely.
Promotion for a family cycling event in Sheffield this summer has begun to get as many people out on their bikes as possible.
Sky Ride Sheffield will be one of 15 major cycling events taking place across the country this summer to ensure the spirit of the Tour de France lives on.
The event takes place on Sunday August 10.
It's been announced York will host its first large-scale cycle event.
In September, the city will play host to a Sky Ride.
Residents and visitors will be able to ride the traffic-free route from 10:30am until 4pm on September 14.
Council leader, Keith Wakefield on the Leeds Sky Ride event.
Kimberley Walsh has been on her bike in Leeds today - trying to get more people cycling. The Girls Aloud star has been promoting this year's Sky Ride - which will see the city's roads closed off to cars to allow cyclists to ride around safely. The ride takes place on July the seventh.