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Tour de France – Grand Depart 2014 Countdown

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Skipton Tour de France memorabilia raises more than £2,000 for district council chairman's charity.

Tour De France at Kidstones Pass (8542908)

Hosting the Tour de France will bring huge economic benefits to Craven and North Yorkshire, says report

Rick Robson's new book

Embsay man showcases bike rides off Tour route

David Burlison of Lawnorder removing the Ripples artwork, at Lower Laithe Reservoir in Stanbury

Fields of Vision Tour de France Grand Depart artwork draws to a close in the Worth Valley

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Pastel artist Jean Lancaster of Silsden Art Group (11362560)

Silsden Showcase proves town is "vibrant" after Tour de France

Pictured after finishing the Tour de  Riddlesden fun run are, from left, Joshua, Zac and Elspeth Cansdale.

Tour de Riddlesden follows the Grand Depart

Pam Howorth who runs Oh La La in Haworth

Haworth shop prospers from worldwide Tour coverage

One of the Tour de France art installations stolen in Saltaire

Saltaire Tour de France-themed art bikes stolen

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Dancers and Singers thrill crowds at the Ilkley Hub Festival

Chris Froome fell three times on the roads of France (AP)

Froome falls and heads out

STAGE 2 LIVE BLOG: The Tour de France heads through Addingham, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Stanbury and Oxenhope today from its start in York to the finish line in Sheffield

Live STAGE 2 LIVE BLOG: The Tour de France heads through Addingham, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Stanbury and Oxenhope

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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali claimed the second stage victory in Sheffield (AP)

Nibali triumphs on Sheffield stage

Mark Cavendish spoke to the media after revealing his Tour de France was over

Cav 'devastated' to be out of Tour

LIVE BLOG: Tour de France riders race through the district as hundreds of thousands line Grand Depart route

STAGE 1 LIVE BLOG: Tour de France riders race through the district as hundreds of thousands line Grand Depart route

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Teenage boy airlifted to hospital after being hit by Tour de France convoy vehicle

Boy airlifted to hospital after being hit by Tour convoy vehicle

The peloton passes through Otley town centre

Thousands cheer on Tour de France riders as Grand Depart passes through Bradford district

Centre of Skipton transformed for Grand Depart

Centre of Skipton transformed for Grand Depart

The peloton on Grinton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales earlier today

Cavendish crashes in dramatic finish to stage one of Tour de France

Chris Froome is hopeful of delivering British sporting success

Froome revels in Tour support

Otley Town Council's Tour de France logo (7864252)

Otley buzzing with excitement on eve of Tour de France Grand Depart

The 21-stage, 3,664-kilometres route starts in Leeds on Saturday

Yorkshire set for Grand Depart

Sir Dave Brailsford has admitted that it was hard to leave Sir Bradley Wiggins out of the Tour de France

Brailsford reflects on Wiggins call

Kimberley Walsh on stage last night during the team presentation at Leeds Arena

Huge Yorkshire welcome for the Tour de France as crowds cheer riders at Grand Depart opening ceremony

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It's here! Cycling fever pitch as the Tour de France weekend arrives - Allez Ilkley!

Paul Shevlin with one of the Tour banners in the centre of Skipton

Craven district 'ready' for arrival of the Tour de France Grand Depart

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left to right - Amanda Lowdon, Natasha Hunn, Kelly Baxter, Samina Bi, Joanne Parker, Karen Hayton, Jodie Hearnshaw and Shaun Milburn (front on the bike)

Airedale Hospital staff get into the spirit of the Tour de France

Children at Addingham Primary School and their Tour de France art which can be seen from passing helicopters. Picture by Thomas Bolland.

Tour de France art project with Addingham Primary School

(7831971)Ilkley Parish Council chairman, Councillor Andrew Walbank (second from left) joined riders from Ilkley Cycling Club and the Clarke Foley Centre for the first Ilkley Traditional Country Ride

Cyclists take on tweed for vintage ride

Tony and Melanie Grey,  the landlord and landlady of The Junction Inn accepting their French banner. Left to right: Tony Greg, MP Greg Mulholland, Melanie Grey, and Otley Pub Club committee member Andrew McKeon.

Otley's pubs say Allez Le Tour!

Ilkley cycle races: Cycling family l to r Francesca, 7, Isabel, 9 and Charlie Maona from Ben Rhydding

First Ilkley Town Centre Cycle Races a big hit as thousands line streets

Chris Froome is preparing for the start of the Tour de France

Froome shocked by Impey news

All 198 The Tour de France riders will take part in a city centre parade before appearing at the opening ceremony event in Leeds

Tour de France arrives in the UK

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Tony Hallwood (centre) joins Leeds Bradford Airport's staff, airlines and business partners for 'tour de runway'.

Unusual departure at Leeds Bradford Airport with Tour de Runway

Housing association makes car park available for Tour de France spectators

Housing association makes car park available for Tour de France spectators

Dave Atkinson and his son Joe Atkinson at Goose Eye Brewery, Keighley, where a special Tour de France beer has been produced

Goose Eye Brewery brews up a new Le Tour tipple

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The banner outside Westwood Lodge that was stolen

Tour de France banner stolen from outside Ilkley business

Steve the Skeleton on his bike outside Ilkley Osteopathic Practice on Leeds Road, awaiting the Tour de France riders

VIDEO: 'Skeleton Steve' gets on his bike at Ilkley osteopaths for Tour de France

Scott Thwaites is taking a break

Scott Thwaites shrugs off Tour disappointment

Otley road race 2014. womens GP race with Lizzie Armitstead with Dame Sarah Storey  (7815576)

VIDEO: Otley cycling fans thrilled by Lizzie Armitstead race victory ahead of Grand Depart

Cononley Primary School pupils, parents and staff knit over 200 "Tour De France " Jerseys which will be hung as bunting around the school . Picture shows Grandma Joyce Wade with pupils and parents who knit some of the bunting. (7685464)

Villagers in Cononley knit Tour jersey bunting

Tour De France road closures in the Skipton area

Tour De France road closures in the Skipton area

Lilian Baldwin, Alice Vaughan and David Lishman.

A-level student produces Tour artwork

Pete Williams presents the trophy to Pamela Hainsworth, volunteer, on behalf of the manager Mark Fletcher.  Also in the photo are volunteers Hannah and Jenny and judge Declan Hayes

Birdcage wins Tour de France window dressing competition

Tour De France legend Bernard Hinault

Giggleswick School welcomes special Tour visitors

Scott Thwaites is taking a break

Scott Thwaites shrugs off Tour disappointment

Personal Ice staff with one of their previous awards

Cake designer is the Tour's best Keighley window dresser

Craig Dyson

Craig unveils his Tour de France sculpture in Haworth Park

Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire

Prudhomme excited for Tour start

Lizzie Armitstead is attending the Dare 2b Yorkshire Festival of Cycling, held as part of the Tour de France Grand Depart, at Harewood House in Leeds

Join the Grand Depart-y with events along the Tour de France route

Lizzie Armitstead delighted her thousands of Otley fans Picture: SWpix

VIDEO: Lizzie Armitstead wins Otley Women's GP ahead of Grand Depart

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