Pedal power: Riders race part Leeds Harewood House

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YORKSHIRE has got a taste of the Tour de France as racers sped past Harewood House which is part of the race route.

Cyclists including former Tour winner Oscar Pereiro were at the famous stately home yesterday for the filming of a promotional video.

It is being produced for the Dare 2b Festival of Cycling which is being held at the 18th century building in July to coincide with the race passing through the grounds.

top gear: Local cycling enthusists ride past harewood House (SR1002/343e) 
+Picture: Steve Riding

The Browlee brothers Jonathan (left) and Alistair at the start of the work  on a �5m University of Leeds sports development that will enhance facilities for cycling and triathlon in the region.

State-of-the-art Leeds triathlon base named after Brownlee brothers