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Northallerton gets set to welcome the world

Published on Tuesday, 9th July 2019

UCI best dress competition

Northallerton businesses are getting ready to welcome the ‘world’ to the town in September!

They are set to paint the town all the colours of the rainbow to celebrate the visit of the UCI Road World Championships on September 25.   It will bring in some of the top cyclists from across the globe for the start of the men’s elite time trials outside the Town Hall.

Shops and businesses are being encouraged to enter a best dressed competition – and as a flavour of what is possible took part in a workshop with window dresser, Helen Goodwin, this week.

The co-founder of ‘Made You Look’ – who has dressed windows from London to York - gave them tips on how to make the best use of window displays and dressing the inside of shops

Companies are also being encouraged to adopt one of the visiting nations and raise flags across the town centre.

The competition will be judged in early September by Chairman of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Kevin Hardisty; and Town Mayor, Councillor John Forrest.

  Hambleton District Council is working with members of the towns BID (Business Improvement District) Northallerton Town Council, to bring the race to the town.

“Yorkshire has become home to cycling and we are looking forward to bringing people to Hambleton to celebrate this famous race,” said Councillor Hardisty.

“We want the town to be remembered and for people to come back again in the future.  I am looking forward to seeing how the businesses get involved.”

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