Tour de France Yorkshire
There was quite a bit of hype about the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire and what a fantastic advertisement for the region and people the event provided.
Richard III society member and House of Logos customer Marjorie Hodgkinson signed up to become one of the 10,000 volunteer Tour Makers. Asda stores kindly sponsored the Tour makers and provided the green uniform so the Tour makers could be easily identified. Marjorie was marshaling and helping people find there way around the Clay House section in Halifax.
In addition to her striking uniform, Marjorie proudly displayed her “Ey up Luv Welcome T’ Tour” badge. This was designed and produced by House of Logos for Keighley Town Council. We also made similar versions for Hebden Bridge and Langsett council, which can be seen below. For those of you not from Yorkshire and are unfamiliar with the term “Ey Up”, it’s Yorkshire dialect which translates to hello!
Visitors from all over the world came to Yorkshire and I’m sure that many will be returning in years to come, to cycle on the roads, visit the Yorkshire Countryside and sample some more of our great Yorkshire hospitality made famous by Tour de France.
The Tour de France was the largest free sporting event ever to come to Yorkshire. Due to it’s success, tour partners Welcome to Yorkshire will be staging another great cycling event ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ on May 1-3 2015. The format will see three full stages take place over the three days. There is also an intention to have a women’s race and a mass participation sportive as part of the event. The route has yet to be finalised, but it may be passing through areas that were not on the Grand Depart, ensuring even more of Yorkshire is shared with the rest of the world.