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Tour de Yorkshire fever builds in Settle

Tour de Yorkshire fever builds in Settle

Published at 5:06pm 19th April 2016. (Updated at 5:10pm 19th April 2016)

The Tour de Yorkshire trophy is stopping off in Settle on Wednesday.

It will go on display at different places around town, before Stage 1 of the cycle race finishes there on Friday 29 April.

From 11.30am until 12.30pm, people can see the trophy at Settle Tourist Information Centre.

Between 1pm and 2.30pm, it will be at Settle Railway Station.

Whilst there, schoolchildren will have photos taken with the trophy, before it heads to Settle Library between 3pm and 4pm.

The trophy will also visit Settle Church of England Primary School and Settle College.

Paul Shevlin, Chief Executive of Craven District Council, said: "This is a great opportunity for the people of Settle to see this eye-catching trophy and join in the excitement as the Tour de Yorkshire approaches.

"Settle residents are already hard at work decorating the town in preparation for this fantastic event and I know they will do the town proud with their efforts.

"We're looking forward to welcoming visitors to our beautiful towns, villages and countryside to see this spectacular race - hopefully they will be inspired to come back again and again."

County Councillor Carl Les, Leader of North Yorkshire County Council, added: "We're delighted people of all ages will have the opportunity to see this iconic trophy as anticipation builds for the second Tour de Yorkshire.

"We know what a great welcome the Tour got last year and we hope this welcome will be repeated again this year.

"We particularly want the Tour to inspire children to enjoy cycling and so it's great to see the trophy visiting a number of our schools."