We want to help you to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire. This could be through holding a celebration event where you live or by making some fantastic ‘land art’ that could be picked up by the helicopter cameras which broadcast the race around the world.
Last time the Tour de Yorkshire came to Selby, around 10,000 people came to watch. We’re expecting large crowds once again and we hope our businesses will make the most of the opportunity the Tour de Yorkshire presents. There are lots of ways to get involved – from decorating your shop front to the land art that can be seen by the race and television helicopters.
Welcome to Yorkshire are organising a number of competitions for towns and businesses on the route. Their land art competition is a great way for businesses to get noticed by the media and helicopters that will be broadcasting the race internationally. They're also running a Best Dressed competition which honours those that go the extra mile to celebrate the race. The competition has four categories - Best Dressed Village, Best Dressed Town, Best Dressed Host Location and Spirit of Le Tour. Can you decorate your business and help put Selby on the map?
Previous races have celebrated with everything from spotty houses, dyed sheep, miles of handmade bunting, floral displays and yarn bombing. Let's work together to make our area stand out. It's not just Selby itself, the race also goes through Escrick, Stillingfleet, Cawood and Thorpe Willoughby. These villages are also working hard to make their villages look fantastic whenthe race rides trhough.
The district's knitters are busy creating some very cute knitted jersey bunting to display in Selby town and at Selby Abbey. Get involved here:
You could also become an offical Tour Maker - find out more about this role here and help out on the day fo the race.