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Further Tour de Yorkshire preparation in Tadcaster

Businesses and residents in Tadcaster will have a unique chance to have their Tour de Yorkshire decorations judged by the people who run the international cycling race, during a special visit planned to the town in the week before the tour.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, Sir Gary Verity and Director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, will decide on the best dressed business and home in the town.  The Tour de Yorkshire is broadcast around the world, and this is a great way to ensure that the town makes its mark on the race.

People decorating businesses and homes in Tadcaster will complement the work of groups such as the Tadcrafters volunteers who are working hard to create decorations for the town centre.

To ensure your business or home is on the route of the judging panel, all you have to do is submit a photo of your finished work to Selby District Council.  You can do this by Twitter, tagging @selbydc, or by email to communications@selby.gov.uk.  If sending it by email, please include a telephone contact number.

It’s simple…

  • Dress up your business premises or home with a cycling theme
  • Remember that the Tour de Yorkshire colours are blue and yellow
  • Once your decoration is complete, take a picture
  • Submit your picture by sharing it on Twitter – tagging @SelbyDC – or via email to communications@selby.gov.uk.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, April 25, with judging taking place the following day.

‘We want Tadcaster to really make its mark on this year’s Tour de Yorkshire’, explained Selby District Council Executive Member, Cllr Richard Musgrave.  ‘With both the start of the women’s race and stage two of the men’s race, it’s a great opportunity to create a fantastic atmosphere throughout the town.’

‘Last year – when the race passed through Tadcaster – the town made a spectacular effort.  This time Tadcaster will play host to two race starts, so it’s important that the town makes the most of this exciting opportunity.

‘It would be great to see as many people as possible dress their businesses and homes, to help showcase what the town has to offer to national and international audiences.’

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, Sir Gary Verity, told Locate: ‘The good people of Tadcaster have really embraced the Tour de Yorkshire over the last few years and that was one of the key reasons why we decided to start the second stage and Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire here this year.

‘Christian and I are looking forward to seeing the fun, imaginative and colourful ways residents and businesses are celebrating the race coming to town and we’re sure Tadcaster will put on a tremendous show.’

Full details are available on the competition page.

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