People in the Bradford district based along the route of next month's Grand Depart are receiving letters offering guidance on how to deal with the race's arrival.

The letters have been issued by Bradford Council's Department of Environment & Sport.

People have been reminded that if they normally park their car on a road which the cyclists will use they must remove it before the day of the race.

Any vehicles remaining on the Tour route will be towed away by the Council, and could also be examined by the security forces.

The advice letter adds: "Nearby on-street parking may be used for this purpose providing existing traffic and parking regulations are adhered to and consideration is given to other road users and residents.

"Where on street parking is limited in certain areas we are providing dedicated resident car parks.

"It is expected that there will be a severe amount of traffic disruption to roads on and around the race route.

"We anticipate that crowds gathering to watch the race will generate a considerable amount of litter, and we have plans in place for roads and pavements to be cleared once the race has passed.

"We are working with the NHS, Social Services and other agencies to ensure that services are still provided to residents."