Yorkshire town knits Tour de France bunting

Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome on the podium at the end of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race on July 22, 2012
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Yorkshire town Masham knits 20,000 miniature Tour de France jerseys to make bunting ahead of the start of the event in the county next month.

A Yorkshire town has decorated its buildings with knitted bunting ahead of the start of the Tour de France next month.

The Grand Depart will take place in the county before the race heads to France, with the first stage taking place from Leeds to Harrogate on July 5.

Residents of Masham have spent months knitting 20,000 miniature cycling jerseys to mark the event.

However, the officials from the local council have been taking the bunting down amid fears that it will damage lampposts and other structures when it gets heavy with rain.

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