Yorkshire is giving Paris a run for its money in its enthusiasm for the Tour de France, according to two cycling fans.
Rob and Pat Brooks, from Liversedge, will be watching the Grand Depart at Blackley Hill after going to Leeds yesterday for the first day of this year’s race.
Rob, himself a keen cyclist, said: “We’ve been to Paris twice to watch the finish and there ware just as many people watching it here.
“It’s fantastic that it’s happening in Yorkshire - you have to keep pinching yourself.
“It’s a massive event in France but it’s really caught on here too.
“We didn’t actually see any of the race yesterday but we’ll see them going by up to the hill.”