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Tour de France 'already' giving Yorkshire tourism boost

27 March 2014 Last updated at 15:59 GMT

Organisers for the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France say the event is already boosting tourism in the area.

Riders will pedal from Leeds to Harrogate on 5th July, and York to Sheffield on 6th July.

The head of the organising board Sir Rodney Walker said the £27m cost was "excellent value for money."

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money "Virtually every guest house, small hotel is already booked out along the 250 miles of the two days in Yorkshire."

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