We’re preparing to reprise our Tour de Yorkshire role when the race visits North Yorkshire next week.
The Gough & Kelly team will be responsible for the safety of cyclists and spectators as the event comes to Tadcaster for the Stage Two start on Saturday 29th April.
We were appointed on the strength of our sporting events credentials and long-standing work with Leeds United and Castleford Tigers to oversee security for the Tour de France in York in 2014 and Tour de Yorkshire in 2015. This year, Selby District Council has called on our expertise to oversee the high profile Tour de Yorkshire Stage Two start.
Operations director Ian Crawford says, “We’re looking forward to seeing Tadcaster in the spotlight. It will be fantastic for the town following the reopening of the bridge in February.
“It promises to be a very exciting stage in the race, and Tadcaster has pulled out all the stops to make it a day out to remember. The ‘publicity caravan’ and team buses will be there, there’s a charity bike ride starting between the two main race starts and the town’s annual duck race, which will see more than two thousand ducks set off from the bridge, is also taking place on the day.
“We’re expecting a lot of people will come along to support the cyclists, enjoy the entertainment and activities the town is putting on and soak up the atmosphere. It’s a huge coup to be part of such a high profile and popular event in our home county, and we’re very proud and excited to be involved.”
Stage Two of the Tour de Yorkshire covers 122.5km, including a climb and two sprints. From Tadcaster, the race will head to Knaresborough and on to Ripon, passing Fountains Abbey before finishing in Harrogate.
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