Barrow-on-Humber is gearing up for the arrival of the Tour of Britain with a colourful display of bikes, bunting, flowers and a welcome banner.

The cyclists are due to pass through the village on September 5 at 2.45pm, coming in from Brigg, down Thornton Street, up the hill on Barton Lane and on to the roundabout and the road to Barton-on-Humber.

Barrow Parish Council has joined forces with the Better Barrow Community Project, Barrow Meridian Rotary Club, Barrow in Bloom, Madame Marmalades WI and Barton & District Rugby Club to paint a number of donated bicycles and plant them with flowers to place along the route.

The banner welcomes the cyclists as they come into the village while bunting will be hung in the centre.

Harrison’s Tea Rooms and Barrow’s two public houses – The Royal Oak and the Six Bells – are opening for the afternoon to cater for spectators who wish to cheer on the racing cyclists.Tour of Britain