Sent on behalf of Welcome to Yorkshire:
Given their success since the start of the year, Welcome to Yorkshire has announced its latest batch of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will be taking place across the county.
10 new dates have been confirmed on the back of the 20 roadshows that have already taken place. The locations are as follows:
Wednesday 6th March – Ripon
Thursday 14th March – Kippax
Monday 18th March – Hunmanby
Tuesday 19th March – Whitby
Wednesday 20th March – Pontefract
Thursday 21st March – Harrogate
Tuesday 26th March – Middleham
Thursday 28th March – Grosmont
Thursday 4th April – Otley
Tuesday 7th April – Robin Hood’s Bay
Full details on the locations and how to register can be found at www.letouryorkshire.com/roadshows
The Tour de Yorkshire roadshows are organised in partnership with local authorities and offer a whole host of information, not just on the race itself, but on the publicity caravan, sportive, and various other community engagement initiatives.
There is also a dedicated section on how local businesses and community groups can make the most of the race passing through, and an opportunity for people to ask any questions they might have about this year’s event.
Last year’s Tour de Yorkshire saw a record 2.6 million people line the route and the action was beamed to 12.5 million people in 190 countries. This year’s race – taking place between 2-5 May – looks set to attract the strongest-ever field with the UCI Road World Championships also taking place in the county in September.
Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “The Tour de Yorkshire wouldn’t be what it is without the tremendous support of people right across the county, and these roadshows help them get fully informed and excited about the race.
“They also offer tips on how to benefit from the massive influx of people that will visit Yorkshire over the four days of action, and how we can celebrate our county in front of a truly global audience.
“The roadshows we have hosted so far this year have been a huge success and I am pleased that more have been added to the calendar so we can get even more people involved.”
Other ways to get involved in the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire:
Feeling fit? Then why not tackle parts of the 2019 route for yourself by taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive. The three routes on offer are suitable for all abilities and culminate on the same finish line as the pros. Find out more at www.letouryorkshire.com/tour-de-yorkshire-ride
The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Competition has also been launched. Full details on how to enter that can be found at www.letouryorkshire.com/landart
Notes to editors:
• The Tour de Yorkshire was launched in 2015 as a legacy of the 2014 Grand Départ. It is organised by Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation.
• The men’s race holds a 2.HC UCI Europe Tour classification.
• The Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race was awarded 2.1 status in 2016.
• 2.6 million spectators lined the route for the 2018 edition, up from 2.2 million in 2017.
• The 2018 edition was watched by 12.5 million TV viewers in 190 countries.
• The 2018 edition generated £98 million for the Yorkshire economy.
• The race is supported by Yorkshire Bank, Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, Asda, LNER, Dimension Data, Le Coq Sportif, Mavic, Tissot, Named Sport, Mug Shot, Soreen, Gateley PLC, Sky Betting & Gaming, Black Sheep and Global.
The official Tour de Yorkshire website can be found at www.letouryorkshire.com
More information on Bike Libraries can be found at www.bikelibraries.yorkshire.com
For further information, contact:
Nick Howes – Head of Sports Media
Direct Line: 0113 322 3505
Mobile: 07590 964 828