EXAMPLES of eye-catching roadside displays likely to be placed along this year's Tour de Yorkshire Worth Valley route have been presented to councillors.

Councillor Russell Brown showed the samples he has created to members of Oxenhope Parish Council at their meeting yesterday evening. (Jan 10)

They included painted Yorkshire Roses and large signs designed to welcome competitors and spectators.

Cllr Brown explained that he intends the creation of more of these displays to be a community project, where groups such as school pupils can get valuable hands-on experience of using tools.

"The Yorkshire Roses are small and manageable and anyone can have a bash at making them," he said.

"At the moment I'm seeing what funding is available, and who would like to get involved.

"It's important to identify sites where these displays could be located. Anyone on the route who'd be prepared to have something installed in their field should let me know."

He said the project also aims to show the Tour de Yorkshire organisers that Bradford district is an excellent destination for the race.

Parish councillors agreed in principle to give financial support to Cllr Brown's project.

Council chairman Cllr Ken Eastwood said the matter would go on the agenda for the next parish council meeting, when a precise sum will be voted on.

The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will pass through the Worth Valley on May 6.