Petal power will inspire the Tour de France cyclists as they race through Silsden next summer.

Village churchgoers are making dozens of living tributes to the riders as part of a flower festival with a difference.

The members of Silsden Methodist Church will use wooden cut-outs of a cyclist as bases to craft imaginative floral displays.

The cut-outs are being given to individuals, families and groups from the church as well as other groups which meet at the premises.

William Jowitt has made the cut-outs using equipment at Keighley Fab Lab, where he is a volunteer.

Mr Jowitt said he had produced about 20 bases – each showing a bike and cyclist – in several sizes.

He said: “They will be displayed around the church like a flower festival. There will be a Christian theme to the displays.

“The display will probably be set up two weeks before the race.

“The church is already open four days a week for coffee and we’re looking to extend the opening times.”