Yorkshire is set to count down to welcoming the Grand Départ of the Tour de France with a celebration of cycling-inspired arts over the 100 days prior to its arrival.

Running from Thursday March 27 to Sunday 6 July, cycling fans are being invited to come along or take part in the festivities.

100 days of world-class music, dance, theatre, film, art, sculpture and one or two art forms there probably isn't a name for yet.

With events spanning the country, engaging the widest possible audience, there will be something for everyone, whether you're a mountain biker, road racer or those new to cycling.

Such activities include the Ghost Peloton, which we've already showcased. There's the opportunity to share your experiences of life on two wheels with Bike Story - your tales will form the basis of a new play touring Yorkshire during the Yorkshire Festival 2014.


For the crafty among you, a trail of woolly bikes will thread their way through Yorkshire's countryside sharing yarns and stories made by hundreds of people.

Rollapaluza competitions and cinema showings – including outdoor screenings, for cyclists to attend on two wheels, are also set to be organised throughout the Yorkshire Festival.

Henrietta Duckworth, Executive Producer of Yorkshire Festival 2014, said "The Festival is a brilliant celebration of culture and cycling happening indoors and outdoors in all parts of the county.

"The activities will appeal to riders of all ages and abilities so if you’re already a cyclist, take part and get involved; if you’re inspired by the Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire but don’t already ride, come along to experience everything cycling and the Festival has to offer."

Visit yorkshirefestival.co.uk for more details on the activities above and for further information on other events.