WORLDWIDE TV coverage during the Tour de France has brought enquiries from across the globe to a Haworth shop.

Vintage accessories and collectables boutique Oh La La is one of many shops on the Grand Depart route that reported increased business.

Pictures showing the Main Street shop were printed in many national newspapers and broadcast on TV stations across the world.

Pam Howorth, (correct) who runs Oh La La, said: “I’ve had enquiries from people in Hampshire and Essex – someone rang to ask about a costume for a Poirot murder-mystery event – but I was amazed when I got a call from Canada.

“People have been telling me and the other businesses in Haworth that the coverage of Le Tour has reminded them of how lovely Haworth is.”

Pam has been running Oh La La for ten years, but said she could not have imagined how the choice of name for her business, or her outside bicycle decoration, could one day have been a perfect match for the visit of one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

She said: “I just tried to choose a name that was memorable, that had a bit of fun about it.

“Everyone seems to have been delighted with the coverage of Yorkshire and the individual towns and villages."

Barclays saw a surge in demand from local business customers for extra funds as they prepared for the arrival of the Tour de France.

The bank reported a 40 per cent rise in requests from Yorkshire businesses for additional loans, credit cards and overdrafts.

Demand was particularly strong from the hospitality sector – restaurants, hotels and cafes.

Oakworth woman Caroline Pullich, Barclays' head of business banking in Yorkshire and the North East, said: “The majority of requests for finance were for both long and short-term loans, with customers looking to use the influx of tourists as the impetus to adapt and grow their businesses, not merely to ‘cope’.

"In order to support our customers, we held training sessions to enhance the skills of our business relationship managers, customers attended roadshows run by Welcome to Yorkshire and we hosted pop-up clinics. It was fantastic to see so many of our customers maximising this opportunity.”