Hundreds of volunteers lined the route to help spectators and ensure the Tour de France passed through Sheffield without a hitch.
Volunteer Tour Makers were stationed along the route at crossing points and obstacles, as well as at key transport routes to help the hundreds of thousands of race-goers.
Cycling fan and volunteer superviser Rob Green was leading a team of Tour Makers in his home village of Oughtibridge.
The 49-year-old sales manager said: “I’ve always followed the Tour and this was too good a chance to miss.
“Seeing the riders so close was a real highlight.”
New Zealander Lee-Anne Baldwin was also supervising in Oughtibridge.
The 48-year-old mum-of-two, of Loxley, who has lived in the UK for 25 years said: “I thought it would be exciting and a lifetime experience I would not have the chance to do again.
“I was at the bottom of the hill in Oughtibridge and had a great view of the riders coming down.
“It was an absolutely brilliant day.”
Retired office manager Maureen Wall, of Upper Haugh, Rotherham, volunteered as a crossing and route marshal in Oughtibridge.
The 66-year-old said: “It was wonderful.
“I saw the Olympics and the volunteers and thought I’d like to do that and this was on my doorstep.
“It was a thoroughly lovely day.”
Cycling fan and fellow marshal Mark Woodhead said: “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved.”
The 42-year-old, from Totley, said: “The racing was brilliant.”