TRADERS will aim to replicate impressive scenes from the Grand Depart when a second bike race rolls up outside their businesses.

Throngs of colourful residents stretched as far as the eye could see when Bishy Road Traders Association hosted its Tour de France street party last July.

The streets around the Bishopthorpe Road shops and pubs were packed on the day of the Grand Depart - a feat traders are hoping to match or better in May during the second day of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Their "E by Eck" party is to take place on May 2 and features a Yorkshire market, celebrating the best of local food and craft items produced in the immediate vicinity, bunting, flags, flowers, bands, buskers, charity stalls and a raffle to win Sir Bradley Wiggins themed cake.

The party will also see the launch of three new community "Bishy Brew” beers, specially brewed for the event using rhubarb, tea and lavender sourced from Bishopthorpe Road.

Johnny Hayes, chairman of the Bishy Road Traders Association, said: "If communities out there are thinking about doing something we urge them to do it.

"We’ve had great fun creating an event that celebrates the best of Yorkshire while putting our community at the heart of our street party.

"Large or small, a local event for the Tour de Yorkshire will be memorable for everyone and could even be a catalyst for wider community development as we have been pleased to realise on Bishy Road."

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, visited Bishopthorpe Road to learn of the plans the businesses have in place.

"There is no better way to do so than communities along each stage of the Tour de Yorkshire coming together to decorate their neighbourhood, wave flags at the cyclists and then have a great party," he added.

"We’d like the whole of Yorkshire to come together to create great community led events such as the one planned for Bishy Road in York. I urge anyone considering a local event to go for it."

For more information visit the Bishy Road Facebook page.