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IN PICTURES: Tour de Yorkshire fever grows as we look back at the 2017 race

Date:30th April 2017.                                  Picture James Hardisty.'TDY Stage 3 Cote de Shibden Wall.'Hugh crowds line the route on Cote de Shibden Wall, Halifax, as the riders make their up this cobbled climb and head for the finish line in Sheffield.
Date:30th April 2017. Picture James Hardisty.'TDY Stage 3 Cote de Shibden Wall.'Hugh crowds line the route on Cote de Shibden Wall, Halifax, as the riders make their up this cobbled climb and head for the finish line in Sheffield.

The Tour de Yorkshire is now just over one week away and the anticipation is growing.

And all wheels are in motion in our communities, as the final preparations are made to welcome riders to the borough.

The race, now in its fourth year, kicks off on May 3 and takes in more than 700km of God’s Own Country.

Day four - on May 6 - will see the spotlight firmly on Halifax as it will be the start point for the final leg of the race.

It is the second time that the cycling event, a legacy of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire, has passed through the district.

In anticipation we take a look back at the highlights of the 2017 race when cyclists tackled the Cote de Shibden and passed through Halifax town centre.

If you are holding an event, decorating your shop or doing something unusal to welcome the race then get in touch.

Email newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk with your contact details and what you are doing.