Spectators told to "respect the environment" ahead of Tour de France

The Tour de France starts next week.
The Tour de France starts next week. Credit: PA

People are being told to "respect the environment" ahead of the start of the Tour de France.

The riders will pass through Cambridgeshire and Essex on Monday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the streets.

Those watching are being encouraged to enjoy the spectacle but also take steps to protect their surroundings such as taking rubbish home with them.

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