Tour is the 'beginning of great things' for Knaresborough

Knaresborough's Mayor, Tony Handley, says the town will be cheering every rider as today's Tour de France passes through.

Mayor of Knaresborough Tony Handley
Mayor of Knaresborough Tony Handley

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:

Tournez a gauche!!
Tournez a gauche!!

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