As part of a day-long series of visits to local schools and a public display, organisers brought the event trophies in for students to see for themselves and to create enthusiasm for the forthcoming tour.
A spokesperson for Longcroft School said:
“This was a wonderful opportunity for our students. Bringing the trophies into school and learning about this major event that is coming to their town made them feel a part of it.
As a school with a great reputation for sports, it’s exciting to bring in an activity, such as cycling, that is not usual part of our curriculum.”
“As a school with a great reputation for sports, it’s exciting to bring in an activity, such as cycling, that is not usual part of our curriculum.”
“Thanks for everyone from Tour de Yorkshire for visiting Longcroft. Students look forward to the main event in May and wish all those competing the best of luck.”
Beverley will host the start of the race and first stage on Thursday 3 May with the riders completing the first stage in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The Trophies were taken into the community to help promote the event, engage with more people and increase interest in the event while also understanding the benefits of cycling.
Steve Wigley, assistant road safety officer, said;
“The day was a celebration of cycling. Not only did hundreds of school children get to see two of the sport’s most iconic trophies, they also got to learn about the importance of riding a bike, both as a leisure activity and as a sustainable mode of transport to get to and from school.”
“If we can get just one more child out and about on two wheels then the tour has again been a success.”
Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire say the event is a key tool in promoting region with 2.2 million people visiting generating £64m for the local economy.