Thank you Tadcaster!
Thousands of people lined the streets of Tadcaster on Saturday 29 April to welcome riders for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. The town hosted the start of the women's race, and the start of stage two of the men's race. Riders began at Tadcaster bridge and looped through the town, before the official race start a little way out of the town centre.
We also supported a community festival during the day, which gave people plenty of reasons to stay in Tadcaster for the whole day.
We've been looking at the impact of the race on the town and, in particular, local businesses. We're produced a detailed report on the impact and legacy of the race since its first visit to our district in 2015. Click on the image below to watch our short film about this. We also more to hear more feedback from local businesses about the impact of the race. We're running a short survey - if you run a business in the Tadcaster area then please take part. It'll take no longer than a few minutes.
We backed the bid for Tadcaster
Selby District Council backed the bid for Tadcaster to take part, as part of long-term efforts to support the town following the floods last winter, which led to the collapse of the main bridge.
As well as funding the start, we helped to put all the arrangements in place and worked with people in the town to make sure that we maximised the opportunity of a global TV audience for our beautiful market town.
Want to try out cycling in our area?
Why not try an indoor cycling class at your local leisure centre? There are sessions available at both the Council’s Tadcaster Leisure Centre and Selby Leisure Centre For something more adventurous, you can try the BMX track at Summit Indoor Adventure in Selby, where there’s also a range of other activities for the whole family under one roof including climbing and, bowling, aerial trek and even indoor skiing.