It has been announced that an extra £10 million has been awarded to the Tour de France Grand depart in Yorkshire. The funding from the central government was awarded after weeks of lobbying by ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ and the Yorkshire MPs. This funding has been awarded by the government, but the money will only be received when ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ can show that they plan on making this event have national scope, with a solid plan to capitalise on this huge event.
A report in the Financial Times explained that current plans for the Yorkshire Depart are not strong enough to deliver a world class event. It said “We would like a more joined-up approach to the organisation of the world’s biggest cycle race which will ensure we maximise the benefits for Yorkshire and the other parts of England that the race will pass through”.
Based in Yorkshire, everyone here at Shedforce is looking forward to seeing what ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ will pull it out of the bag. Hopefully this will be the event to remember that we have been promised and will make Yorkshire proud.
Find out more about the Grand Depart at here.