As the Tour de France got off to a flying start this month, figures show that more than 2 million adults now ride their bikes regularly, whether it be for leisure or for work. It is clear that the Tour de France will have a ripple effect across the country this summer, enthusing more and more people to use their bikes as a way of getting around.

Where once new home owners were considering close proximity to travel links such as train stations or bus routes, with 760,000 people in the UK now cycling to work regularly - this number keeps growing steadily it appears that prospective home owners are now factoring in the nearest cycle path and bike shed before making that all important decision.

We have noticed an increase in house buyers asking if there is a safe bike store or a cycle route nearby when searching for their home – and we’re sure the Tour de France will only move this up a gear as more people get on their bikes!

The Tour de France has also put ‘The Gods County’ of Yorkshire on the map, showcasing the area in all of its natural beauty. The first stage of the race passed through some of Yorkshire’s most scenic areas, including the town Skipton, which was voted ‘The Best Place to Live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times and Harrogate, ‘The Happiest Place to Live in the UK’.

Yorkshire residents are cashing in on potential tourists needing a place to stay by advertising their rooms to rent for as much as £1,000 per week. One house in Holmfirth advertised renting their property for three days for the whopping price of £10,000!

If “Le Tour’ inspires you to want to move to Yorkshire, why not check out some of the amazing bargains in our next Pattinson Yorkshire property auction here?

We hold an auction every month in the North East, Yorkshire and North West showcasing some fantastic properties, both residential and commercial, so why not overtake the lengthy house-buying process and freewheel straight into ownership with an auction property?