Many parts of East Yorkshire were unimpressed that the Grand Depart of the Tour de France missed out large parts of the county, but this year's Tour de Yorkshire more than makes up for it.
Primary school children in one village have been celebrating the arrival of the race with a week of special events and even got their hands on the trophy.
Helen Steel reports:
Once again Yorkshire has treated the world to a great weekend of cycling. Here are some of the best pictures.
Dame Sarah Storey hopes that the Tour de Yorkshire women's race could be start of something special for women's professional cycling.
Where and when to see the best of the Tour de Yorkshire - here's your guide for Day One on Friday.