With three months to go to the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have unveiled numerous locations across the county where they will be hosting roadshows in the lead up to the race.
A list of locations (including dates, times and venues) can be found here: letouryorkshire.com/roadshows
The roadshows aim to get people excited about the race and offer advice on how residents, businesses and community groups can capitalise on the many benefits it brings.
Information on the route is provided along with details of the publicity caravan, ambassadors’ tour and amateur sportive, and the ever-popular Land Art and Best Dressed competitions.
There is also a section focused on how businesses can get behind the race, and an opportunity for people to ask any questions they might have about the event.
The Tour de Yorkshire will take place between April 30 – 3 May and visit 160 villages, towns and cities, 50 of which are featuring for the very first time.
Last year’s race saw 1.9 million people line the route and a record 28 million TV viewers watched the action in 190 countries around the world. Independent research also found the Tour boosted the Yorkshire economy by £60 million.
Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd said: “The way people come out to support the Tour de Yorkshire is incredible. Whole towns and villages are draped in bikes, banners and bunting, and the number of fans on the roadside is always amazing to see.
“We obviously want that to continue this year, and that’s why we’ve teamed up with local authorities across the county to put these roadshows on. We want people to be excited about the Tour and learn about the many advantages it can bring.
“We also know that people often have a lot of questions they’d like to ask as well, and these roadshows offer the perfect opportunity to do just that. We look forward to seeing you there!”
- Reeth roadshow - Monday 9 March, 6-8pm, at Reeth Community Primary School, Healaugh Rd, Richmond DL11 6SP
- Leyburn roadshow - Monday 23 March, 6-8pm, at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, The Auction House, Harmby Rd, Leyburn DL8 5SG