A FASHION bike venture launched by a York St John University graduate has created three one-off bicycles to celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France riders in the city.

Adam Thompson’s Revelry Cycles has created three bike designs each representing a winner’s jersey, with a yellow for overall winner, white with red polka dots for the king of the mountains, and a green for the sprinter.

Mr Thompson, who lives in York and set up Revelry Cycles last year, said: "I had the idea this time last year to make my own brand of exciting colourful bikes for the fashion conscious.

"Within a week of having the idea I was meeting with banks and looking at which avenues would best suit me.”

After graduated with a degree in Business Management in 2011, Mr Thompson received £1,500 Creative Business funding from the University which helped him build an office and buy computer equipment to get Revelry Cycles started.

He said: "My learning at York St John University gave me the confidence to stand on my own two feet and launch Revelry Cycles and I am still in touch with course tutors.

"Business is going really well. I projected £50,000 for the first year’s turnover and after four months of trading I am well on my way and confident of exceeding this, especially after already selling in 12 different countries."

The structure of Revelry Cycles are manufactured in China and designed by Mr Thompson from his office in York.