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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Welly-come to our town, says Helmsley as tour plans get under way

Helmsley folks are planning to make visitors wheely welly-come when they arrive in the area for the Tour de Yorkshire cycling spectacle.

The town will put on a Yellow Welly Trail – raising funds for the tour’s charity of choice, the RNLI. Families will be encouraged to find the hidden yellow knitted wellies to win a family pass to either The National Centre for Birds of Prey the Walled Garden.

The race will head directly through the town on Sunday 1 May around 1.24pm. The tour’s publicity caravan will also stop in the market place ahead of the cyclists, handing out freebies, at around 11.30am.

The Helmsley in Business group is pulling out all the stops to ensure people can see the spectacle but enjoy a stress-free day in Britain’s officially recognised best market town.

Businesses will be joining in the fun with special promotions and the usually private car park at the North York Moors National Park’s head office will also be available for visitors, boosting existing facilities.
The Black Swan Hotel will run an al fresco bar and cafe area, as a spectator hub, with live music keeping the street party atmosphere going once the race has passed through.

There will also be eye-catching land art as part of Welcome to Yorkshire's Line the Route land art competition – both on the roof of the Black Swan and in the grounds of Helmsley Walled Garden – although designs are being kept strictly top secret.

The hotel will also host an art exhibition within the hotel of works by Lucy Pittaway, the Richmond-based pastel artist who has been chosen as the official artist for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Her colourful works of art capture both the spirit of the race and iconic Yorkshire scenery.

The town has already started decorating and will be a colourful array of blue and yellow bunting, balloons and banners, as well as adornments featuring bikes, helmets and lycra!

Lizzie Rohan, a member of the Helmsley in Business Tour de Yorkshire committee and owner of No 54 B&B, said: “Helmsley is the perfect place to set yourself up to make a day, or weekend, of it, and enjoy the atmosphere."

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