To celebrate the Tour de France visiting Yorkshire we have been working on producing a few new images to help people follow the race and work out who is winning. As Your Health Matters and Easy On the i are part of the Learning Disability Service at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we wanted to make sure the people who use our services get the best chance to make the most of the Tours visits to both Leeds and York. So who are the riders to look out for?
The Yellow Jersey
The most important jersey in the race! The Yellow Jersey is worn by the leader of the race. He is the person who has taken the least time so far, so remember after the first stage he might not actually be at the front!
The Green Jersey
This is the rider with the most number of sprint points. The points are gained by the riders who finish first, second, third and so on at the end of each day. There are also chances to win points during the day or in the time trials. A bit difficult to work out, so just keep your eye out for the guy in green!
Polka Dot Jersey
This is the rider who is King of the Mountains. This is awarded to the rider with the most points which are given for how quickly they manage to get over the steep parts of the course. Even more complicated than the sprinting but worth looking out for when they start getting to the really high parts of the tour later on!
The White Jersey
This is just like the yellow jersey but is given to those riders who are under 25 years old. These are the people who are likely to be the cycling superstars in the future!
Hope you get a chance to get out and about and take part in all the fun of the Tour! When it all dies down a bit why not get on a bike yourself and be active! For those of you in Leeds who might need help getting started there are great adapted cycling sessions at the
For details in other areas try visiting the Wheels For All Cycling Project.
For more information on the Tour de France you can visit