NEARLY 8,000 people have now signed up to help out on the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France in 2014.
Tourism authority Welcome to Yorkshire said the volunteers, called Le Tour Makers, would line the route of the Grand Depart, which will see the world’s biggest sporting event come to Yorkshire.
Leeds will host the start of the race on 5 July 2014. The event will spend two days in Yorkshire, with one leg bringing riders through Huddersfield and Holmfirth.
Champion cyclist Mark Cavendish backed Yorkshire’s bid to host the Grand Depart
"The Tour's a massive event in Europe and now we’re going to see in this country how big it is as well”.
Welcome to Yorkshire described the level of interest as a “brilliant response”.
They believe the Tour Makers would be as influential as the Games Makers were when they volunteered to help at the Olympics last summer.