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Community Tour recognised

Published on Tuesday, 5th June 2018

TDY plaque presentation

The work by local communities in seeing the Tour de Yorkshire pass safely through Hambleton has been recognised by the district council.

Over the past few years six towns and villages have been presented with commemorative plaques – and for 2018 another four received them.


The district council added Crakehall, Bedale, Morton on Swale and Romanby to the list of recipients – which already contains Great Ayton, Stokesley, Northallerton, Thirsk, Sutton Bank and West Tanfield.  

The 2018 Tour was bigger and better than ever before, with an estimated 2.6 million people lining the route during the four day event - and 650,000 of them out on day three when the race passed through Hambleton. 

"These communities - through their hard work and enthusiasm - helped attract people to our towns and villages helping to make the Tour de Yorkshire the success it was," said Councillor Bridget Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Environment. 

"They surpassed themselves this year with their decorative ideas and involvement of the local children. The plaques will provide a lasting memento for these communities which have put so much effort into this amazing event.”

Plaques (with pics) were presented to:

Crakehall Parish Council by Councillor John Noone

Bedale Tour Fest by Councillors John Noone and Mike Barningham

Morton-on-Swale Parish Council by Councillor Brian Philips

Romanby Parish Council by Councillor Kevin Hardisty