Yorkshire’s famous faces talk Tour de France in On Yer Bike! web series

Gary Verity saddles up for an On Yer Bike! interview. Picture by Tony Johnson
Gary Verity saddles up for an On Yer Bike! interview. Picture by Tony Johnson
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Everyone is talking about the Tour de France – including Yorkshire’s most recognisable faces.

From the people that secured the Grand Depart’s visit to the county to popstars and soapstars, many of the county’s famous faces have been quite literally gearing up for the arrival of the world’s greatest cycle race with help from The Yorkshire Post.

Through a series of special online videos, we have asked both Tour organisers and famous faces to Go the Mile and tell us about their plans for Le Tour while cycling on a special branded bike.

We are unleashing a pair of exclusive two-wheeled interviews at www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/video each day until Thursday, kicking off with a bumper edition today.

Emmerdale star Nick Miles, who plays Jimmy King in the Yorkshire soap, Super League legend Jamie Peacock MBE and the man credited with bringing the Grand Depart to the county, Gary Verity, are the first available.

Interviews with the likes of Bradford popstar Gareth Gates, more Emmerdale cast members, radio presenters and Tour organisers are also soon to be released.

Nicola Furbisher, managing editor of The Yorkshire Post, said: “We want everyone to be in on the excitement of what will be a landmark event in Yorkshire’s history, so log on and see how some of the region’s famous faces and Yorkshire Tour figures will celebrate.”

Our exclusive interviews have been recorded as part of our ongoing On Yer Bike! campaign, which encourages readers to send in their cycling images. Email jonathan.brown@ypn.co.uk with your pictures.

To view our On Yer Bike! Go the Mile interviews visit www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/video.