SILSDEN residents are renaming one of their streets after top cyclist Bradley Wiggins for the Tour de Yorkshire.

A sign for Bradley Road will see the addition of ‘Wiggins’ as the cyclists race through the town on Sunday afternoon.

Elsewhere on the local section of the route there will be a beer festival in one of Keighley’s smallest hamlets.

The Turkey Inn will hold the event to celebrate the inauguration of the ‘Cote De Goose Eye’ as one of the race’s most gruelling climbs.

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of local villages as the first ever Tour de Yorkshire – organised to build on the success of last year’s Tour de France – comes through on Sunday.

The race is being held at the three days, with Keighley included on the final day’s 167km section from Wakefield to Leeds.

The cyclists will ride from Hebden Bridge through Oxenhope, Haworth, Oakworth, Goose Eye, Sutton, Cross Hills, Kildwick and Silsden, before heading off to Addingham and Ilkley.

Keighley cyclist Tom Moses is competing in the Tour de Yorkshire as part of the JLT Condor Team and will ride past his own house.

He was among JLT Condor members who did a practice run along the Keighley section of the route earlier this month.

Celebrations in Silsden are being led by volunteers on the town’s Grand deParty group.

They are working with Jeff Walbank outside his barber shop, which is on the race route through Silsden, to temporarily ‘enhance’ the name of Bradley Road.

Grand deParty member Neil Whitaker said that like the Tour de France, the Tour de Yorkshire promised to be a memorable day for the town.

He added: “We had so much fun in Silsden last year when the Tour de France came through, and we are therefore very much looking forward to the visit of the Tour de Yorkshire.

“On the day the race visits we will first be welcoming hundreds of amateur riders in the Sportive, as they follow the same route as the race.”

Earlier on the route, the Turkey Inn at Goose Eye is hosting its beer festival from tomorrow until Monday, with more than 35 ales.

Race day will see live bands outside from 1pm to 6pm, and inside from 8pm, along with fairground attractions, and free parking with access from Fell Lane.

Laycock Village Hall will open as a tea room from 10am to 5pm, serving sandwiches and homemade cakes. The field next to the hall will be available as a car park, with spaces on offer in return for donations to the Nepal earthquake appeal.

Silsden Methodist Church plans to offer facilities for Tour de Yorkshire spectators, and in Haworth the village brass band is expected be performing in the park on Sunday afternoon.

At Sutton, there will be a charity fun day in the park, organised by Sutton Parish Council.

The event features face painting, a treasure hunt, trampolines, a penalty shootout, tombola, a 'mega slide' and various food stalls, plus other attractions.

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help out at the event is asked to call 01535 633972.