CELEBRATIONS are well underway to welcome the Tour of Britain through Broadway, Pershore and Evesham next month in style.

Plenty of activities to entertain the crowds as the professional cyclists, including Sir Bradley Wiggins defending his 2013 Tour of Britain title, pass through the towns and village.

In Pershore the streets will be dressed with bunting and in Chapman Court there will be a celebratory bicycle made entirely from willow.

Health trainers will be on hand as will street entertainment and local schools are expected to line the streets with Pershore High School running a yellow jersey day for charity.

Evesham, the home of cycling group the Evesham Wheelers, will see the Tour of Britain passing through the weekend days after the start of the town's first Cyclefest, celebrating pedal power and raising money the Bell Tower.

Honeybourne Bicycle Users Group (H-BUG) will be running a pre-school slalom in Market Square as well as a tandem event for the visually impaired and a short ride for school children is set to take place on the High Street.

In Broadway local businesses and groups will compete against each other in creating and racing their own box carts as well as luge racing, while stilted entertainers on over sized bikes will be keeping the crowd entertained.

Presiding over the village Broadway Tower will be decorated in a yellow jersey and traders will be getting into the spirit of the event by decorating their shop windows and offering live music.

Jem Teal, community development manager at Wychavon, said he was looking forward to the event.

He said: "It’s great that we have the Tour of Britain passing through so many parts of the district. They’ll be plenty of opportunities to get a good view of the cyclists and we have lots of entertainment on offer in all three locations."

For more information visit wychavon.gov.uk/tourofbritain.