We’re excited again in Yorkshire! After the runaway success of the Tour de France Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire – and passing our Yorkshire office door twice!! – we are delighted to say that a new professional cycle race, the Tour de Yorkshire, will again be passing right past the office on Sunday May 3rd 2015. How lucky are we!
The Tour de France was overwhelming. Thousands of people lined the street past the office and everyone and everything received a loud and rousing cheer – including the smiling French Gendarmes and British police who entered fully into the spirit. The Tour de Yorkshire is a legacy event and the 3 days of top professional cycling really will show off some stunning countryside and iconic historic sites. The route is excellent for spectators and cyclists alike. Views such as these from the Yorkshire Post around York Minster will be seen again. If you are not able to visit in person, do remember to enjoy some lovely views on television from May 1st to 3rd.
Last year we invited clients and suppliers to enjoy some local fayre at the office – only to be forced to cancel when it became clear just how many thousands of people would be in the area and roadblocks made travel too difficult for those not staying on one of the many camp sites. This year we’ll be more careful and make a decision near the time.
A huge thank you to Gary Verity and Welcome to Yorkshire for putting our county on the world cycling map. We are enjoying the ride!
P.S. On a relating cycling theme, our Managing Director Mark Robinson is cycling from Leeds to Paris in May in support of the Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund. To support Mark, please see our previous Blog post.