Tour de France 2014

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Dales sheep show support for Tour de France

Dyed sheep at a farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Credit: ITV
The farmer used dye he would usually use at tupping time. Credit: ITV

In North Yorkshire, sheep are showing their support for the Tour de France.This flock, based at Daleside Nurseries in Killinghall near Harrogate, have been dyed in the colours of the race jerseys.

The sheep seem relaxed and happy sporting the race colours. Credit: ITV

Farmer, Keith Chapman, works at the garden centre and used dye he would usually use at tupping time.He says their appearance has been attracting lots of attention, as has the centre's huge yellow jersey flower bed, which sits along the race route.

Yellow jersey flower bed along the Tour de France race route. Credit: ITV

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