Scoot Cycling Holidays has variety of packages aimed at all ages and abilities to celebrate Yorkshire's Grand Depart...

A cycling holiday company based in Yorkshire is offering family-friendly trips with a French flavour to allow cyclists to ride some of the roads that will feature during the Grand Départ in next year’s Tour de France, as well as experiencing one of England’s most historic and scenic regions.

Scoot Cycling Holidays, which is based in York, is offering a variety of trips, ranging from the four day Le Team Tour, aimed at all ages and abilities, A Taste of Le Tour, also four days, and the seven day Le Tour Trail package.

Prices, dates and details of routes and what’s included can be found on the company’s website, and participants on all trips will also receive the company’s own yellow jersey.

Cai Mallett, who owns Scoot Cycling Holidays, told York Press: “The arrival of the Tour de France to Yorkshire is great for the county and a fantastic opportunity for us to enable visitors to experience some of the amazing sites in Yorkshire from the saddle of a bike.”

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “I am delighted that tourism businesses in Yorkshire have seized the opportunities that Le Grand Départ offers the county.

“We look forward to welcoming families to experience the wonderful sights associated with the stages of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.”

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.