Middlesbrough firms to benefit from Tour de Yorkshire

Middlesbrough firms to benefit from Tour de Yorkshire

Businesses on Teesside are being urged to get involved in the build-up to next year's Tour de Yorkshire.

Middlesbrough was unveiled as the start town for Stage 3 on Sunday, 1 May, which will see the world class field roll out through the town.

A series of business and community roadshows run by Welcome to Yorkshire and local authorities will share information on how to get involved, build excitement and maximise the benefits of race day media coverage. 

The roadshows, being held across the county, will also focus on using the race to generate business over the whole year.

The first Middlesbrough event will take place in the Town Hall on Tuesday, 19 January with further events to be announced in due course.

Coun Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council's executive member for culture, leisure and sport, added: "To host such a prestigious event is a major coup for Middlesbrough, and a great deal of work is already going on to ensure we make the most of this fantastic opportunity.

"There really is something in it for everyone, from serious cycling aficionados to those wanting to share this town's great heritage and historical links with Captain James Cook with a worldwide audience.

"Tour Makers will be at the heart of the action, both in the build-up and on the day itself, and I'm sure there will be army of willing volunteers coming forward to ensure it's an event that will live long in the memory.

"The Roadshows are also a great opportunity for businesses, organisations and the community to find out how they can get involved in the run-up to the Tour de Yorkshire and how to make the most of the legacy it will undoubtedly leave behind."

The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire marks the third return for Tour Makers, following the Tour de France in 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire in 2015.