THE Tour de Yorkshire begins on Thursday. It's in our patch on Saturday. Here is what you can expect to see aside from the racing

Stage 3 – Richmond to Scarborough


• Stage for bands and performers in the Market Place

• Food and drink stalls in the market place

• Richmond Friary gardens will have children’s activities, fair ground rides, climbing walls and other entertainment

• Richmond St Marys Church will have a community festival with an exhibition at the church and decorations

• Richmond Methodist church will have refreshments, stalls, face-painting and a bouncy castle

• The Station in Richmond will have a cycling exhibition inside complete with a bike ride along the station track and a bike display outside


• 12:25 Yorkshire Regiment Band march from start line

• 12:35 Town Crier to start the children’s race

• 12:40 Children’s bike and flag waving parade- includes 30 children from local schools and 30 local children how have taken part in a bike ability course recently

• 13:20 Community event starts

The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 11:00

Land Art:

Land Art at the Old School Building next to Mercury House

• This is being done by RDC council officers; it’s based on the drummer boy legend… the 18th century some soldiers discovered an opening under the keep of Richmond castle – as they were too large to crawl into it they selected one of the smaller drummer boys who was told to walk along the passage beating his drum so they would follow his course above land. It led them from the castle towards the river and along to easby – but the drumming stopped around Easby Wood. The spot is marked with the ‘drummer boy stone’ – the drummer boy was never seen again and the mystery never solved. The land art will be on the playground of the old school building next to Mercury House (the council hq is based in the old grammar school buildings); it will be mapped out on tarpaulin and then pinned to the playground.

Richmond Castle Land Art

• The land art comprises a detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, so chosen to highlight Richmond Castle's Norman history. The piece has been designed and implemented by Richmond-born and nationally acclaimed artist, Ed Kluz. Ed Kluz is an artist, illustrator and printmaker. His work explores contemporary perceptions of the past through the re-imagining of historic landscapes, buildings and objects. The ideas of early Romanticism, the Picturesque movement and antiquarian representations of topography and architecture underpin his approach to image making. He has a particular interest in the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked – follies, lost country houses and ruins provide a constant source of inspiration.

Catterick Garrison

• In Coronation Park there will be street entertainment, food, crafts, a dog show, competitions and cycling events

• At Catterick Leisure centre there will be evening entertainment, food and drink stalls and a raffle

• Phoenix House in Catterick will have a big screen to watch the race and a BBQ event for veterans and their families

Land Art:

Help for Heroes Land Art at the playing field next to Phoenix House Car Park:

• Project name: 'No Limits'. This will be a stylised design of a recumbent bike used to make cycling accessible even in the case of a lower limb or back injury. It will be created by wounded Veterans. Approx size: Half a football pitch. Materials tbc but probably chalky paint. This piece aims to show that anyone can ride a bike, enjoy cycling and reach their full potential, despite injury. The design is inspired by the wounded service personnel and veterans who take part in Help for Heroes cycling challenges riding recumbent bikes.

Plastic Rose Land Art:

• The community has come together to create over 4000 roses out of recycled plastic bottles that will be placed on Catterick Athletic Stadium

• These will be joined together to create a large piece of Land Art that will be over 20ft in size

The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 11:06


• Village feast/games day to celebrate the tour coming through the village

• Decorating the village


• On Saturday there will be a big screen showing the race, a stage with entertainment, fair rides and food and drink stalls

• On the Sunday of the race there will be a big screen, the market will be on and there’ll be a shuttle bus to Middleham

Patrick Brompton

• Yellow and Blue bunting through the village together with Yorkshire bunting, bike balloons and Yorkshire flags

• The village name will be emblazoned on the field

• The community have been knitting Tour jerseys that will be strung along the pathway of St Patrick’s Church and guide visitors to a Tour Flower Festival in the church

• The Green Tree pub will be festooned in yellow and blue with themed hanging baskets and pots and tables will be TDY-themed

• There’ll also be an ice cream van, wellie wanging and flat cap throwing outside the pub.

• Blue and yellow flowers will be on show throughout the village

• Jubilee Green and The Old Schoolroom will have flags and vintage bikes on display


• A big screen to watch the race

• Bicycle parking racks have been hired for cyclists who are coming to watch the race

• Stalls including a gin stall and champagne stall

• Live music

• Children chalking on the toad

• Decorated with bunting


• A giant screen in the town centre

• Band performing on stage in the town

• BBQ in the town on the race day

• Bunting and decorations throughout the town

The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 11:26

Land Art

Bedale High School has produced Land art as part of the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations with a twist. They aim to present three of the four pieces on the local beck floating. Bedale High School students were presented with the competition by Art teacher Miss Allsop and the judging took place by the Bedale town committee whom judged all the entries and selected the following winners. All entries are winners and are being displayed in a local shop for an exhibition during the Tour.

There is also have a wall hanging being displayed on a local building which will hang around a building as the race zooms passed.

Floating Land Art designs

1) Year 7 Hettie Kimberley created a cyclist in a landscape. Hettie summarises her design by stating the following " It incorporates the Yorkshire rose to celebrate the location of the event. In my background you can see workers outside a factory, farmers working the land and people playing cricket on the village green to display just some well known aspects of Yorkshire life". The white cyclist zooms through the country scene on a bike made up of a Yorkshire rose for the front tyre. The winning design was created using ICT software and is featured in the local shop Nickery Nook on Bedale high street.

2) A simplistic yet effective design featuring bikers over cogs and tractor tyres, form the basis of the design. The farming community is strong and rife in Bedale so she wanted to incorporate this into her design idea. A minimal colour palette makes it a striking design from above. 12 year old Polly Stones and her mum Alison painted her winning design over the Easter holidays at Bedale High School.

3) 13 year old Georgia Beans winning design of a familiar cow featuring cogs and a Yorkshire rose as nostrils is brought to life on a fantastic design floating down Bedale beck. An iconic red tea pot is balancing on top of the cows head. The design was also created with the others during the Easter holidays in Bedale High School using donations of paint and bed sheets from our local community donations.

Wall art:

4) 12 year old Lois Walmsley's design of pouring cogs, bicycle wheels and roses from a red tea pot enhances the wall of a local pub on a corner. The tea pot design is linked to our floating land art because Lois wanted the teapot to pour objects and link to the flowing water theme.

Ainderby Steeple

• Wigwam Holidays Sedgewell Barn have decorated their glamping site

Land Art

Land Art at Ainderby Steeple Primary School and The Dale School

• These two schools work together often and The Dale School are a school for children with special needs. The schools have designed a train with clouds bearing the school names. The train was chosen as it represents the local Wensleydale Railway which has a track which runs along the edge of the school field and sometimes there are steam trains running along the track going to Northallerton. The land art will be made from straw bales with white sheets and duvets for the clouds. All the children from both school will have their hand prints painted onto the clouds.


• Knitting decorations to go throughout the town

• Children will be wearing specially ordered TDY t-shirts and they’ll appear at the: library, Tesco, Cowleys, Grovers, Sew New and the Station Hotel

• The town will be decorated with bunting and bikes

• Roundabouts to be decorated

Land Art:

Land Art opposite the County Hall

• A piece of land art which will be approximately 30metres by 20 metres will be placed on the sports field adjacent to the county hall. It features two cartoon figures celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire coming through the town

Land Art at the Old Prison Site

• A huge ‘Welcome to Northallerton’ slogan and a Tour de Yorkshire spotty jersey will be on display. The piece is being organised by the community in Northallerton.


• Large screen to watch the race

• Royal British Legion band

• The market will be on on the day of the race

• A vintage bus in the town centre

• Yarn-bombing through the centre of town

• Street entertainers

The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 12:44

Land Art:

Thirsk Community Primary School Land Art:

• The school have taken inspiration from the local community and incorporated a giant white Yorkshire rose (which is also the school emblem), the famous white horse and some school children and animals into the design. They plan to use a number of different materials including: recycled carrier bags/sacks, old window roller blind material, an old tyre, sticks gathered by children locally and also some MDF boards to paint on to. Some of these items have been donated by local businesses and parents/friends of the school.

Sutton Bank

• Bunting and village decorations

• Big screen

• Live music

• Food and drink stalls

• Kids time trials on a mountain bike skills area organised by Sutton Bank Bikes

• Children’s activities with a cycling theme

• Beer tent with local ales from Helmsley Brewing co.

Helmsley The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 13:27


• Vintage charity tractor run

• Decorations including blue and yellow bikes and bunting

• Shop windows decorated

Land Art

Land Art at Kirkbymoorside

- This land art shows the ‘evolution of Kirkbymoorside man: from ape, to homo erectus, to running man, to cycling man, and finally to tractor man’

- This will be seen clearly on the left from the A170 route of the TDY

Pickering The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 14:10


• McCain foods organised a ‘design a sculpture’ competition with George Pindar School (which is near the McCain site and along the race route). The winning entry will be made into a real sculpture and displated at the McCain site on the day of the race.


• Filey will be decorated yellow and blue for the race

• Communal areas will also be decorated with giant blue and yellow t-shirts and decorated roundabouts

• Filey bridge will potentially be decorated for the race

• Filey Folk Festival is taking place at the same time as the race

• Filey junior school are planning a land art project

The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 15:50


• Scarborough have a touring musical sculpture made from bikes that’ll be visiting schools in the lead up to the race

• Scarborough UTC are making a robot out of old bicycle parts

• Spectator hub with a wide variety of free entertainment: an open air theatre, community cycle ride, big bike beat band, jelly roll jazz band, extreme mountain bike show, assault courses, climbing and rides

The Tour de Yorkshire Caravan is scheduled to stop here at 16:31

Land Art:

Land Art on Scarborough Hillside

- The Big Bike Beat Band is a giant bike shaped structure accompanied by a team of lively drummers that work with audience members, encouraging them to play along in front of the race day crowds. The Big Bike Beat Band, which will measure 10 metres wide by 3.5 metres tall, plus supporting structure, will be installed on the hillside overlooking the Tour de Yorkshire Stage Three finish line in Scarborough’s North Bay on Saturday 5 May. Between 24 April and the 4 May, The Big Bike Beat Band will tour schools and community locations in Scarborough, Filey & the North York Moors National Park, giving people the chance to interact with and ‘play’ parts of the sculpture whilst at the same time learning about the event, the health benefits of cycling and information surrounding the Bike Library scheme.