Richmond schoolchildren are being encouraged to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to the town by creating a sea of flags.
The District Council has launched a competition with local schools to design a special flag for the May 5 event.
Every pupil can take part but each school will be asked to provide a finalist from each year group – with an overall winner then picked by Tour de Yorkshire – and Richmond based - artist, Lucy Pittaway. He – or she – will take part in the official race start in the town and receive a replica of the official TDY flag.
All the designs will be featured in a special march by the children through Richmond before the race.
“The flags can be in any colour or any design – they can feature the tour colours of blue and yellow, be in the shape of a bike or feature Richmond,” said Lucy Pittaway.
“Whatever the design we want to show everyone that the town is a great place to live and visit – and is very excited about the Tour coming to visit!”
Schools are asked to contact email@example.com for more details. All entries must be submitted by March 28 with the winner announced after Easter.
- The third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2018 starts from Richmond marketplace on Saturday May 5 – for more details check out richmondshire.gov.uk/tdy or letour.yorkshire.com
Children from St Marys RC School in Richmond begin preparing their flags
March 5, 2018