We’re all pinned to the TV for the Tour de France in July. Ever since Sir Bradley Wiggins won it, anyway! And it’s a long gruelling ride, which can also take its toll on the dedicated fan, so we’ve come up with a few ways to ensure that your Tour de France viewing is as enjoyable for you, and the rest of your friends and family, as possible.

Dress like a Frenchman - or woman. You don’t have to go crazy, but simply wearing a beret can give your evening’s view a bit more pizazz. A French moustache is an optional extra, but we highly recommend it, especially for the ladies!

Eat like a Frenchman - again, keep it simple - make some French bread pizzas by spreading pasta sauce and grated French cheese on baguette and grilling it, before scoffing it in front of the TV along with some red wine (seems to be a theme this month, doesn’t it?) and creme brûlée for pudding.  Alternatively, if you’re having people round for food and cycling, go for a crepe party, by providing lots of basic crepes and allowing people to make their own fillings, either sweet or savoury.

Invitations - to make your Tour de France viewing more fun, invite your friends around, by sending them a vintage Tour de France poster invitation. You can even set up your stationery bike in front of the TV for any crazy person who wants to get a sense of what it’s like to enter the Tour!