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Tour de Yorkshire roadshows return

Tour de Yorkshire roadshows return

Published at 7:00am 25th January 2017.

A series of special roadshows are helping communities to gear up for this year's Tour de Yorkshire.

Welcome to Yorkshire has joined forces with local authorities to run the events in towns and villages along the route.

Information will be shared on how to get involved, build excitement and maximise the benefits of global media coverage between 28 and 30 April.

Details of road closures, the annual sportive and Welcome to Yorkshire's various cycling legacy projects will also be discussed, as well as how people can become an official Tour Maker or take part in the popular land art competition.

Marketing, website and social media tips will be provided, along with ways in which businesses can embrace the influx of visitors coming to watch the cycle race.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "The Tour de Yorkshire is now recognised as one of the best supported races in world and that's down to the great people of this county taking it to their hearts.

"We run these roadshows to share information about how the race works and to encourage people to show off their community to a global TV audience of over 11 million people.

"I'd encourage everyone who lives or works on the route to come along, ask questions and get inspired on how we can all make the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire the biggest and best one yet."

Full details of the roadshows and how to register can be found at letour.yorkshire.com/2017/roadshows

Welcome to Yorkshire is also looking for people to volunteer as Tour Makers who will give spectators a warm welcome throughout the three days of action.

More information at letour.yorkshire.com/tour-makers