A YORK-based cycling company has adopted a Tour de France theme for a family-focused cycling holiday around Yorkshire.

The trips, organised by Scoot Cycling Holidays, last four to five days and allow families to experience the Tour de France routes, to celebrate the event coming to Yorkshire.

The cycling trip is flexible, allowing the cyclists to experience other tourist attractions along the route, such as visiting York Minster.

Anyone taking part will also receive a yellow T-shirt, proclaiming that they have “Scooted the Tour in Yorkshire”.

Cai Mallett, owner, said: “The arrival of the Tour de France to Yorkshire is great for the county and a fantastic opportunity for us to enable visitors to experience some of the amazing sites in Yorkshire from the saddle of a bike.”

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “I am delighted that tourism businesses in Yorkshire have seized the opportunities that Le Grand Départ offers the county.

“We look forward to welcoming families to experience the wonderful sights associated with the stages of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.”