Knaresborough's Mayor, Tony Handley, says the town will be cheering every rider as today's Tour de France passes through.
Mr Handley told ITV Calendar that painting his house polka-dot was "the best forty quid I've ever spent" and says the tour is the 'beginning of great things' for Knaresborough.
When it isn't polka-dot, it's yellow, and one canny resident has painted some handy warnings for the cyclists:
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