There are only 100 days to go until the Selby district welcomes the Tour de Yorkshire - on two consecutive days.
Selby district will host parts of the race on Friday 29 April, where the men’s race will pass through North Duffield, Riccall, Kelfield, Cawood, Ulleskelf, Towton and Tadcaster, heading out towards Boston Spa.
The second day of racing, on Saturday 30 April, will see both men’s and women’s races passing through Sherburn in Elmet, South Milford, Monk Fryston, Hillam, Birkin and Beal, heading out towards Knottingley.
The Tour de Yorkshire comes after a difficult period for some parts of the district, following the recent floods. The race will pass through some of the worst affected flood hit areas including Tadcaster, Ulleskelf and Riccall, giving a real boost to local communities and businesses.
♦ RELIVE: Take a look at our TdY 2015 gallery showing the tour's visit to Selby last spring.
The race passing through our district presents us with an opportunity to show that towns, such as Tadcaster, are open for business. We hope to see a repeat of the strong support shown last May by residents and businesses, where shop windows and houses were decorated to mark the arrival of the Tour to Selby.
Cllr David Peart, Executive member for housing, leisure, health and culture said, “The Tour de Yorkshire passing through our district again will give other parts of the district a chance to get involved, following the success of the stage start at Selby last year. The race will give areas such as Tadcaster an opportunity to showcase to the nation that they are trading and are open for business, following the recent flooding.”
Don’t forget that the district is hosting two Tour de Yorkshire road shows for businesses and communities: in Sherburn in Elmet (21 January) and South Milford (17 February). The events hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire and Selby District Council provide advice on how to best make the most of the opportunities from the tour.
Over the coming months further announcements including teams, riders and the race schedule will be confirmed via the Tour de Yorkshire website www.letour.yorkshire.com andhere.
Alternatively you can keep up to date via our Twitter feed @SelbyDC and Facebook (just search for ‘Selby District Council’).