More details about the Tour de Yorkshire are here http://cravendc.gov.uk/tdy
UPDATE : 8/3/16 – Tour de Yorkshire race build up begins with Trophy Tour
Communities across Yorkshire are gearing up to welcome the official Tour de Yorkshire trophy which will be going on tour after Easter.
Each local authority is being lent the Y shaped trophy ahead of race weekend and plans include visits to schools as well as events in start and finish towns.
The trophy will be touring Doncaster on Monday, April 11, Middlesbrough on Tuesday, April 12, Scarborough on Wednesday, April 13, Beverley on Monday, April 18, Settle on Wednesday, April 20, and Otley on Friday, April 22.
The trophy enjoyed a similar tour after its unveiling in Leeds last year.
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“Having such a beautiful trophy reflects on Yorkshire itself as well as the race. I’m delighted it will be off on its travels and visiting towns and villages along the route before returning to Scarborough on race weekend.”
The trophy, designed and made by hand at world leading trophy makers Thomas Fattorini Ltd, was won by Team Sky’s Lars Petter Nordhaug in 2015.
A new addition for 2016 is a women’s race trophy, also being made by Fattorini’s.
The women’s trophy will be awarded to the winner of the one-day race which takes place before the men’s stage on Saturday 29 April. The men’s race promises to come down to a thrilling finale in Scarborough on Sunday 1 May.
Organisers will be announcing the teams whose riders will battle it out to raise the trophies in the next few weeks.
Tom Fattorini, of Thomas Fattorini Ltd, said:
“Being a Yorkshire company it was an honour for us to be asked to make the trophy for the Tour de Yorkshire. I look forward to seeing the excitement it brings to local communities before being awarded to the race winner.”
Each host local authority has made arrangements for the trophy’s visit and media will be alerted to activities while it is on tour.
The Tour de Yorkshire will take place over the May Day bank holiday weekend from Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May 2016. The race is a flagship cycling event in the UK and an outstanding cycle race in the international calendar, with the participation of top international teams. The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire was held in May this year and attracted one and a half million spectators and over six million global television viewers.
The following pages contain all the information you will need to plan for the weekend whether you are a local resident or business planning your business as usual for the day or wanting to get involved or a potential spectator wanting to come and view the race. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have created a number of fact sheets to help you make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire coming though Craven.
The Tour de Yorkshire is arriving in Settle in 2016 – and the organisers need your help!
Tour de Yorkshire 2016 – find out how your business can benefit at roadshows around the county
With fewer than 100 days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire 2016, a competition to decorate the route with huge pieces of land art has been launched.
Information on the 3 stages of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, including starts and finishes
Residents on or near to the route and finish in Settle will receive a mailing giving details of road closures
We are encouraging businesses to plan ahead and make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire travelling through Craven and finishing in Settle.
Craven District offers an ideal location to enjoy all the action and atmosphere of the race, let us help you to find the perfect place to stay and make the most of this once in a lifetime experience