Families and less-experienced cyclists are being encouraged to take to their bikes with a series of free cycling guides.

As part of its Tour de France cycling legacy work, Craven District Council has put together a series of routes – all of which are available to download free of charge.

It believes it is the first time such guides have been produced for Craven.

Sports development officer Bruce Dinsmore said: “We discovered that there were hardly any cycling guides available for this area and hope these guides will encourage Craven residents to give cycling a go,” he said.

The guides prompted by Grand Depart of the Tour in the district on July 5 and July 6 can be downloaded free from cravendc.gov.uk.