With just over a week to go, Ware & Kay Solicitors are gearing up for another Tour de Yorkshire with riders passing their Wetherby offices on Friday 29 April.
To make the most of this, Ware & Kay are supporting the local cycle shop, Wetherby Bike Shack, who are marking the event with some exciting activities for the community to take part in as they wait for the cyclists to race through the town.
Dean Buckle, owner of the Wetherby Bike Shack and “Townsperson of the Year” is the driving force behind the Tour de Yorkshire events in conjunction with the Wetherby Town Council. Dean is rallying the business community together including volunteers from the Wetherby Lions, the Fire Brigade and Sant’ Angelo’s Restaurant to create a fun day to enable the people of Wetherby and visitors to enjoy the full benefits of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Dean said “It is great for Wetherby to be once again in the spotlight and we are delighted that Ware & Kay Solicitors along with other local businesses are sponsoring the event. There will be some popular attractions for children and adults of all ages including face painting and a shadows tribute guitarist in the Garden of Rest. Car parking on the route at Kirk Deighton Rangers AFC ground in Kirk Deighton will be charged at £10.00 a car which will include free Kenco Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. Wetherby High School has allowed their pupils time out to line the route and we are expecting other schools to follow suit. The surplus raised will be put towards a permanent feature in the town selected by the contributing businesses. Name plaques of the contributors will be displayed as a reminder of their support of the event”.
This event follows the great success of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2015 when 1.5 million people came out to watch the race and the organisers are hoping many more will come and watch the race this year.
Michael Peach, Director at Ware & Kay Solicitors said “Wetherby’s exciting and diverse events and festivals are a key attraction for residents and visitors and as excitement builds for the Tour de Yorkshire, it will play a big part in creating an unforgettable weekend. We hope that the people of Wetherby will come together, celebrate and have a fantastic time, so we are delighted to be supporting our local event organiser. We hope that this will help to boost community involvement and visitor numbers even more.”
The first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire will set off from the Saturday Market in Beverley. The riders will parade around the town before heading north west to the Official Start at Beverley Racecourse; Holme-on-the-Wolds, Market Weighton (which also saw the race pass through in May 2015), and on westwards to a sprint point at Bubwith. From there, the peloton will race through North Duffield and west to Cawood - scene of Dick Turpin’s famous escape from York – and on to Tadcaster, famous for its breweries. After that, riders will visit Boston Spa, Wetherby, Kirk Deighton & North Deighton and Knaresborough, home of the famous ‘spotty house’ from the Tour de France, decorated with the red spots of the King of the Mountains’ jersey. From there riders will travel to Ripley and on to Pateley Bridge where the first King of the Mountain test will be won at Greenhow Hill. After that, it’s on to Grassington, then Threshfield and a return to some of the Tour de France roads, through Cracoe then Gargrave. The riders will then cross the finish line in Settle for the first time before a sprint at Giggleswick. They will complete a 12km loop back to the A65 and round to Settle town centre for an expected bunch finish in the town.