Otley’s parish church is planning to play its part in this summer’s Tour de France celebrations.

All Saints Parish Church is on the route for the Leeds to Harrogate stage of the race’s Grand Depart on July 5.

Bells at the church will be pealing to welcome the publicity caravan, which is due in town just before 10.15am – two hours before the riders.

Refreshments will be served in the Parish Room from early morning to 5pm on both race days and a barbecue and games is planned in the churchyard.

A big screen will also be in church on both days for fans follow the Tour’s progress.