SLIDESHOW: Vive le France as town parade has race theme

A celebration of all things French was the theme for the Barnsley Lord Mayor’s Parade – which filled the streets with a carnival atmosphere.

Onlookers lined roads in the town centre to watch the Tour de France-themed parade pass by.

Barnsley Lord Mayors Parade

Barnsley Lord Mayors Parade

They also enjoyed performances by balloon artists and Turbo Jonez, who delivered a wacky tribute to 1980s rap music.

Youngsters from the Rainbow Guides took part, as well as the Barnsley Hospital choir and dozens of local cyclists.