Arise Sir Gary, but for one week only

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Despite his work in bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire making him a hero to the region, there was no room for Gary Verity on the Honours List that followed.

However now, for one week only, Gary Verity will become a Sir when the owners of an Ilkley pub rename their premises The Sir Gary Verity.

Landlords at The Black Hat in Ilkley have decided to re-name their pub The Sir Gary Verity in the lead up to the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will pass through the town on Stage 3 on Sunday May 3.

The Black Hat will be known as The Sir Gary Verity for one week only from Monday April 27.

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