A cycling fan recreates the Tour de France in miniature

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Peter Martin, Tour de France enthusiast, rang the kick off in his back garden


A cycling enthusiast “inconsolable” about the postponement of the Tour de France has recreated scenes of the event in miniature in his back garden.

Peter Martin, from Marsham in Norfolk, turned his pool into the Mediterranean and his roof into the mountains.

Originally scheduled to start on June 27, the tour has been postponed to August 29 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The racing enthusiast said the response to his tweets from his Tour of My Back Garden had been “phenomenal”.

Mr. Martin and his son Henri stage a scene above their paddling pool

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Mr. Martin and his son Henri have redesigned their paddling pool like the Mediterranean Sea


Pile-up on the model course

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There was a moment of drama on the course when the model riders collided


Mr Martin uploaded numerous scenes featuring his collection of 1,400 models and was helped by his eight-year-old son Henri Desgrange, named after the founder of the event.

The collector has already exhibited his models at local village halls to raise money for charity.

Peter Martin

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He used all aspects and features of his garden, even the walls


Collection of templates

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Mr. Martin has acquired his collection of models for over 22 years by visiting France during the real race


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The start of the My Back Garden Tour

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Mr Martin has posted around four photos a day – since the original scheduled start date – on Twitter


The arrival of the Champs Elysées

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The recreation includes the famous final sprint on the Champs-Élysées in Paris


Mark Cavendish wins My Back Garden Tour

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Mark Cavendish was the winner of the My Back Garden Tour


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