During the Tour de Yorkshire last year, Beverley made a great effort to decorate the town, turning it into a sea of blue and yellow in the days leading up to the race.
Thanks to that effort, this year Beverley has been chosen to host Stage 1, a great opportunity to show the riders, teams, sponsors, and visitors from elsewhere the warm welcome that Beverley provides as the race starts in Beverley on 29th April.
The Town Council and Chamber of Trade, as well as the Fire service, Beverley in Bloom and working group members have already begun rallying round to start the preparations to turn the town blue and yellow.
It will be a great day in Beverley, with the start of the race, and a whole day of activities and entertainment within the town to celebrate. The working group are urging residents and business owners along the race route to decorate their properties in yellow and blue or cycle themes.
The group is organising themed land art on the Westwood and St Nicholas Primary School are creating land art at Flemingate. Arial and ground TV crews will be filming the race, so think big, this is your chance to help make Beverley shine.
There is a competition for the best dressed property in the town, to be judged by the Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Peter Astell.
Cllr Duncan Jack is leading the group and said;
“I am delighted with the response so far from the community. It’s great to see some shops have already decorated their windows. We are grateful to Humberside Fire and Rescue Services who are able to help us decorate some of the buildings in Beverley such as North Bar and put up the bunting.”
“Most of our decorations will go up just before the event, so it looks good. We have provided local schools with large flags, which they are busy decorating to be displayed on the route along with decorated bikes and bunting.”
“We only have £1000 to spend on all the decorations and it doesn’t go far, but we are doing our best.”
Cllr Peter Astell said;
“I am looking forward to judging the businesses and homes that enter the competition. This sort of event really pulls the community together.”
“It’s a great privilege to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to Beverley. We are asking residents to join in the celebration and wear yellow and blue on the day to watch the race.”
Town Clerk Helen Watson said;
“These are exciting times in Beverley, It is fabulous that the Tour de Yorkshire is starting in the Beverley.”
“The community are really interested and eager to get involved and decorate their own areas of the town. We have received lots of enquiries about the race.”
“I am really looking forward to seeing Beverley awash with blue and yellow to celebrate.”
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