With Brit Bradley Wiggins currently leading the Tour de France the event is getting more publicity than it has for a long time in this country.
And Welcome to Yorkshire is hoping it can get some of that publicity for ‘God’s own county’ and put the county on the map to the millions of viewers of the race across the globe.
The Yorkshire tourism organisation is campaigning to have the Tour de France start in the county in 2016.
The proposed route would start in Leeds, heading into the Yorkshire Dales before going east to Scarborough and the coast.
Would you like to see the Tour de France come to Yorkshire? Vote in our poll to the right of this story.
British Tour de France cyclist Mark Cavendish, dubbed “the fastest man in the world”, has backed the campaign.
He said: “My Mum is from Yorkshire so I’m proud to be backing the Yorkshire 2016 bid!
“The county would provide a stunning backdrop to the Tour as well as a real test for the competitors,
“I have fond memories of holidaying in Yorkshire, a lot of my family still live there and it would be fantastic if the world’s greatest cycle race could come to Yorkshire,
“I’m sure it would host a stunning Grand Départ.”
To back the official Welcome to Yorkshire petition to get the Tour de France in the county – known as Le Bid – click here