CHILDREN have illustrated their excitement at the arrival of the Tour de France in North Yorkshire by creating banners.

Youngsters attending a club at Rural Arts, in Thirsk, made the artworks featuring Yorkshire and French landmarks.

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The banners have gone on display outside the charity’s base ahead of the Grand Depart in July.

The arts charity will stage a free exhibition, from July 1, titled Made in Yorkshire, featuring a selection of ceramics, jewellery, textiles and prints made in the county.