WHEN Yorkshire’s moment to shine on the world stage arrived with the peloton, the county more than rose to the occasion.
The joie de vivre felt by residents and visitors alike as they celebrated the arrival of the Tour de France’s Grand Depart was palpable.
The unique aerial coverage following the race – the world’s largest annual sporting event – showed off the beauty, character and diversity of Yorkshire, from the dramatic uplands of the Yorkshire Dales and South Yorkshire to the historic cathedral cities it visited.
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And now, as the county celebrates Yorkshire Day, The Northern Echo is giving readers a chance to buy their own mementos of the event with a special offer on these stunning photographs of le tour.
The images, ranging from the dramatic scenes on Buttertubs Pass, to the crowds which packed York city centre, show the county off at its very finest.
Individual pictures sized 7x5 cost £9.25 plus p&p (£1.95).
All 13 images sized 7x5 can be bought for £50 plus p&p (£1.95) – a saving of £70 or 58 per cent.
Readers can buy an enlarged 44in version of any picture for £29.95 plus p&p (£6.80 in a heavy tube).
Photos can be ordered online at northernecho.co.uk/tourphotos or readers can call 01325-381313 and pay via card.
Other size options are available.
Photographs can also be ordered at The Northern Echo reception on Priestgate, in Darlington.
Below are the 13 stunning photographs on offer...
The riders reach Kidstones Pass in the Yorkshire Dales
Tour de France riders grind their way through Kidstones Pass, near Leyburn
The riders cross the bridge in the pretty Dales village of Muker
Le Tour makes its way over Buttertubs Pass
Chris Froome and team mates at the top of Buttertubs Pass
The event pulls in the crowds in Skipton, North Yorkshire
The peloton passes cheering crowds in Skipton
The Tour de France sets off from York Racecourse on the second day
The Tour de France passes in the shadow of Clifford's Tower, in York
York is transformed into a sea of colour as riders pass the Minster
The peloton passes the famous Bettys Tea Rooms and Mansion House
The peloton streams through the centre of Otley
Thousands line the streets of Otley to cheer on the riders