Like the rest of us, the police are recovering from an epic weekend in Yorkshire.

Hundreds of local officers, PCSOs, Special Constables, police staff and volunteers worked the Tour de France weekend.

And in additional to their duties, police played a big part in making this a fun and memorable couple of days.

“They really got into the spirit of this unique, almost carnival-like sporting event,” said Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ken Mcintosh.

“The overwhelmingly positive reaction from the spectators and the touching comments on social media spoke volumes about the policing style we adopted for the Tour de France.”

More than 846 Twitter users contributed to the hashtag #TDFPolicePics and you can see the full gallery on the police’s Facebook page.

The police were high fiving everyone

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And offering a seat on their bikes

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Although other forms of transport were available

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Police made friends around the route…

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…signed up some new recruits…

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…and regularly went bananas

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But always maintained a dignified presence

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Before having a sit down…

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…and a nice cup of tea

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