A Keighley exhibition to celebrate the Tour de France has received backing from Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman (right).

The gold medal winner and sports commentator has sent a letter of support to Keighley Film Club for its Cycling for Life exhibition.

He said: “I would urge everyone from beginners to committed cyclists and even those just thinking about two wheels to go and visit this exhibition.”

The film club plans to host Cycling for Life at Central Hall, Alice Street, on June 28, to encourage people inspired by the Tour to take up cycling themselves.

Exhibitors will be invited to display their wares, alongside educational material and information relating to cycling.

Mr Watkinson was delighted that a sporting hero such as Chris Boardman had endorsed the exhibition.

He said: “I wrote to him asking him to open the exhibition but he was already committed elsewhere.”

Keighley Film Club is looking for people or businesses to sponsor Cycling for Life. Anyone interested should email watkinsonalan@yahoo.co.uk.