​Tour de Yorkshire community roadshows announced

You can find out more about plans for the Tour de Yorkshire in a series of roadshows leading up to race day in Redcar and Cleveland.


Elite cyclists will speed through the borough on Thursday, 30 April and community events in the build-up to the prestigious event will offer advice to residents, businesses and local groups on how they can get involved.


The confirmed events are as follows:


Tuesday 11 February – Brotton: St Peter's Primary School, Marshall Drive, 6-8pm


Wednesday 12 February – Loftus: Town Hall, High Street, 6-8pm


Monday 17 February – Redcar: Rugby Club, Green Lane, 6-8pm.

Thursday 20 February - Saltburn: Leisure Centre, Marske Mill Lane, 5.30pm - 7.30pm.


Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd said: “The way people come out to support the Tour de Yorkshire is incredible. Whole towns and villages are draped in bikes, banners and bunting, and the number of fans on the roadside is always amazing to see.


“We obviously want that to continue this year, and that's why we've teamed up with local authorities across the county to put these roadshows on. We want people to be excited about the Tour and learn about the many advantages it can bring.


“We also know that people often have a lot of questions they'd like to ask as well, and these roadshows offer the perfect opportunity to do just that. We look forward to seeing you there!"


Cllr Karen King, deputy leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “We can't wait for the day of the race and know people in the villages and towns along the route will pull out all the stops to show off the very best of Redcar and Cleveland.


“I'd encourage anyone who wants to find out more to come along to one of the roadshows."


Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The only reason the Tees Valley keeps landing great events such as BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, the Great North CityGames and now the Tour de Yorkshire is because of the huge support they get from local people.


“The Tour is sure to draw massive crowds to our area, getting people spending in our local businesses and experiencing first-hand what we have to offer. These roadshows will be a great way for people to find out how to show their support and back this event, which will help secure even more."


Further information on the route will be provided, along with details of the publicity caravan, ambassadors' tour and amateur sportive. Local people can also find out about the competitive land art and best dressed competitions.


Places at the roadshows can be booked here: https://letour.yorkshire.com/information/roadshows


Anyone with questions about the Redcar and Cleveland stage of the race can contact tourdeyorkshire@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk