Tour's historic day

Tourmaker David Broughton has dyed his beard blue and yellow for the Tour de Yorkshire
Tourmaker David Broughton has dyed his beard blue and yellow for the Tour de Yorkshire
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The streets of Beverley were painted blue and yellow as the prestigious Tour de Yorkshire departed a packed-out Saturday Market.

Thousands of spectators flocked to Beverley to catch a glimpse of the stars such as Sir Bradley Wiggins in action.

Tour de Yorkshire cyclists pass Beverley Minster

Tour de Yorkshire cyclists pass Beverley Minster

Spectators were outside the Bridlington Spa in the their thousands and they certainly didn’t disappoint in supporting the cyclists who began their ceremonial start.

School children in the town took a break from their studies to watch the start of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire and were participating in the celebrations.

The cyclists set off at 11.50am from Saturday Market, which played host to a range of entertainment throughout the morning before moving through the town to the official start at Beverley Racecourse.

Jacob Bradley, 3, cycles through Beverley Minster with a Yorkshire flag to cheer on the cyclists during Tour de Yorkshire.

Jacob Bradley, 3, cycles through Beverley Minster with a Yorkshire flag to cheer on the cyclists during Tour de Yorkshire.

Hilary Simpson, Sally Glover and Pat Burman cheer on the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists as they pass Beverley Minster.

Hilary Simpson, Sally Glover and Pat Burman cheer on the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists as they pass Beverley Minster.

Children do a quick lap ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists passing Beverley Minster

Children do a quick lap ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists passing Beverley Minster

Children do a quick lap ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists passing Beverley Minster

Children do a quick lap ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists passing Beverley Minster

Man of the hour...Sir Bradley Wiggins signs autographs ahead of the ceremonial start at Beverley

Man of the hour...Sir Bradley Wiggins signs autographs ahead of the ceremonial start at Beverley