IT WILL be rhyme time as the Tour de Yorkshire makes its way through Haworth.

Winston Plowes will be out and about in the village with his Random Poetry Generating Bicycle.

The Hebden Bridge writer will use the bike, named Spoke-n-Word, to inspire residents and visitors to find their hidden poet.

Winston has been invited by the Brontë Parsonage Museum to provide a literary diversion for cycling fans on race day, April 30, from 11am to 4pm.

People are urged to look out for Winston as he potters around the Parsonage and nearby Main Street.

Winston, who lives on a canal boat with his cat Fatty, came up with the idea for Spoke -n-Word in time for the Tour de France Grande Depart to come through Yorkshire in 2014.

He transformed the 1920s New Hudson bicycle into a machine where people could spin the wheels and create their own cycling-themed poem.

Winston wears period dress as he wanders around the bike, displaying the finished poems on a large noticeboard.

In the past Winston has tutored poetry courses and workshops across West Yorkshire, as well as collaborating with the BBC, Glastonbury Festival and Manchester Museum.

As poet-in-residence for the Rochdale Canal Festival in 2012 and the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival for the past three years, he has shared his community-orientated poetry with a wider audience.

He is a judge for the Found Poetry Review and the author of experimental work published in over 50 journals worldwide.

A spokesman said: “He gets the chance to play with our precious language and by providing workshops for schools hopes to continue to inspire through mutual creativity for many years to come."

The self-published Misery Begins at Home and Micro Chap-book Extras will soon be followed by his first collection of ghazals, entitled First of All I Wrote Your Name.