Funding for this year’s visit of the Tour de Yorkshire to Richmondshire has been approved.
Leyburn will host a start or finish of the prestigious cycling event – which takes place from April 30 to May 3. It joins seven other locations in Leeds this Friday (January 17) to find out which day of the event it is hosting – and its exact route.
Last night (January 14) members of Richmondshire District Council’s Corporate Board agreed to set up a £30,000 community funding pot to help local villages and towns get involved when the race visits.
They also agreed to finance £85,000 of the £185,000 needed to host the event with the remaining £100,000 coming from the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates pool, which has provided funding for previous events.
“Bringing the Tour de Yorkshire to Leyburn is going to be a massive boost not just for the town but for the district as a whole,” said Council Leader, Councillor Angie Dale.
“It is a showcase event for the region and other host locations have recorded big economic impacts as a result. We look forward to finding out the race route and Leyburn’s involvement later this week.”