Grand Départ trophy stops off in Skipton

Grand Départ trophy stops off in Skipton

Published at 6:47am 13th June 2014. (Updated at 7:13pm 13th June 2014)

A special Tour de France trophy has gone on display in the new 'Bikes, Legs, Action' exhibition at Craven Museum & Gallery.

The trophy is making its way around Yorkshire ahead of the Grand Départ in July.

It currently only has Yorkshire and Corsica engraved on it, as the trophy was a new idea to celebrate the countries or regions which host the opening stages of the Tour.

The French island hosted the event last year.

'Bikes, Legs, Action' is designed help visitors understand the ins and outs of cycling.

Also on display is the helmet of 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky Rapha equipment.

Councillor Simon Myers, Lead Member for the Tour de France, said: "I hope the Tour de France trophy will help attract many new visitors to Craven Museum & Gallery.

"It's a great museum and 'Bikes, Legs, Action' is a great exhibition. It will spark the interest of cyclists and non-cyclists alike."

The Grand Départ trophy will only be available to view on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June.

The 'Bike, Legs, Action' exhibition is on until 20 September.