YORK is ready to welcome the largest annual sporting event in the world this weekend – but whether the world is ready to see how beautiful York is, is another matter.

It is great to see so many yellow bikes popping up in and around York.

I am also thrilled to see how many York residents are getting involved in the excitement of the Tour de France especially so many schools.

Let’s show the world the best we can be.

Cllr James Alexander, Labour Leader of City of York Council.