An Otley artist and cyclist’s illustrated guide to the Yorkshire stage of the Tour de France is being launched at North Bar Social, Otley, from 5pm to 7pm this Saturday.

Heather Dawe combined her passions for art, writing and cycling to produce A Bicycle Ride In Yorkshire, which she is self-publishing after running a successful Kickstarter project to establish if there was enough demand.

The book is a collection of 50 paintings and pieces of writing by Heather, which has been inspired by many of the places Le Tour will pass through.

Heather, a past winner of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross, describes her book as “a celebration of bike riding, the county of Yorkshire and the visit to it of the 2014 Tour de France.”