Capstone Hill Tour of Britain bike turned into penis

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The giant bike had been created to coincide with the second stage of the Tour of Britain

Pranksters have turned a giant bicycle created to celebrate the Tour of Britain into a giant penis.

Locals in Ilfracombe, Devon, got a "rude awakening" when they spotted the naughty artwork on the side of Capstone Hill on Tuesday morning.

The bike, made out of cardboard and reclaimed plastic, was commissioned by a local environment initiative.

It appeared during the second stage of the cycling race, which ran from Cranbrook to Barnstaple.

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The team behind the project managed to see the funny side.

Project co-ordinator Seth Conway said: "Ilfracombe had a rude awakening this morning.

"Some people obviously thought it would be fun to rearrange the spokes and the wheels."

He added: "It's created quite a bit of a buzz and it's shone a bit more attention on to what the bike was there for."

The Tour of Britain finishes in central London on Sunday.

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