Tour de France 'crush or love affair' for UK?
7 July 2014 Last updated at 10:29 BST
The final English leg of the Tour de France starts later with nearly 200 cyclists racing along the 96-mile (155km) route from Cambridge to London.
From Cambridge the BBC's Chris Eakin asked the journalist Michael Hutchinson about the impact that the race is having on the UK.
While speaking to the BBC, one spectator was reminded that she was particularly looking forward to seeing the 2013 Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, cycle past.