SIMON Bailes Peugeot is among businesses in Northallerton gearing up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire, which will be passing through the streets on May 1.
Companies plan to support the event by helping to stage various displays in the North Yorkshire town.
Entertainment will include the May Fair and an exhibition of vintage bikes from 1855 to 1982, which will be open to the public in the lower hall of the town hall.
The Peugeot dealership has commissioned a supply of wooden bikes to be made available to those taking part, enabling bespoke attractions to be placed around the town.
The bicycles come in three different sizes and price brackets, from the large bicycle (6ft) at £30, medium size (5ft) at £25, and a small bike (4ft) at approximately £20. They are available from the town hall or Simon Bailes Peugeot.
Boss Simon Bailes said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for Northallerton to showcase everything good that the town has to offer. Northallerton is the county town of North Yorkshire and we feel proud and privileged to have the Tour visit and experience our historic town. We are sure our community will rise to the challenge, get involved and have fun on this special day.
‘We are delighted to be able to offer the wooden bikes for people to paint or decorate themselves and use to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to the town.’
Councillor John Forrest, mayor of Northallerton, added: ‘We are delighted that the Tour de Yorkshire is coming through our county town and are asking the community as a whole to get involved.
‘Store holders, shopkeepers, restaurants and business can decorate their shop front and families can get involved and have fun if they live on the route. We are also encouraging all the local schools to do some form of land art on their playing fields that can be seen from the air by the Tour de Yorkshire helicopter TV crews passing overhead on the day.
‘Let’s all make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire and put Northallerton on the map!’
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