Tour de Yorkshire trophies coming to Barnsley

The official trophies from the Tour de Yorkshire will arrive in Barnsley on Tuesday, ahead of the town hosting a leg of the race later this year.

The trophies will be taken to a number of schools that will line the route. It will also be on display at Mapplewell Co-Op and Royston Leisure Centre.

Councillor David Leech said: “The excitement of the tour is growing and growing in Barnsley.

“This is a great opportunity to see the trophies extremely well sought after by world class cyclists which this year will likely include Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.”

On Friday 3rd May, Barnsley will play host to ‘The World Stage’ which is the women’s stage one start and the men’s stage two start.

The route will begin in the city centre, exiting north-east through the villages of Mapplewell and Royston. When the riders hit Pontefract, they begin the first intermediate sprint, finishing in Bedale.

Cyclists around Tadcaster in last year’s Tour de Yorkshire

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is a great opportunity for communities to start to build the excitement ahead of the upcoming race.” 

He said taking the trophies to schools in Barnsley will be a great opportunity for the children.

“It might even inspire the next generation of cycling stars!”

For more information, visit: www.barnsley.gov.uk/TDY