It’s Here on May 3rd!!

The Tour De Yorkshire will be passing through Hornsea on Thursday 3rd May at around 2.20 pm, preceded in the morning by the organising caravan making preparations and giving out publicity. The roads will be closed for around an hour before and after. Excitement grows as the big day approaches and you will have seen decorations appearing around the town with more to come. The schools have been doing a fantastic job of painting bikes and bike parts in blue and yellow, making superb wooden plaques and metal bike cut outs which will be on display at the roundabouts from 1st May onwards. Hornsea Community Primary School have decorated one bike per class and all have been allocated to local businesses along the route. They are also making bunting, pom-poms and art work that will be displayed in the old chemist shop and in the Tesco store. The Secondary School has also been responsible for the co-ordination of what has become a true community effort. Hornsea Freeport have purchased 80 flags and bunting to compliment the bunting provided by the Town Council which will be hung up along the route of the race by East Riding Council. The Youth Club is making flags for children to wave. Several craft groups have been busy yarn bombing – knitting blue and yellow scarves to hang on trees. St Nicholas Church will provide a First Aid point as well as opening its doors for an Art Exhibition. The Chamber of Trade has been co-ordinating the shop/business displays and ‘Best Dressed Shop Competition’. Hornsea Inshore Rescue will be decorating their roof and the Transpennine Trail marker as well as taking a jet ski to Southgate to stand alongside a Fire Engine. The Rotary Club will be in charge of the Great Hatfield stage. Hornsea in Bloom are planting flowers along the route. The land-art, to catch the eye of the helicopter film crew, which was hoped for, has proved more of a challenge but organisers are still working on it so don’t be surprised to see something pop up on the day! The entry for the ‘Best Dressed Town’ award has been sent off but there is still time to impress the judges with some late additions. On a sour note, it seems that someone is intent on spoiling our chances as part of the decorations to Back Westgate have been stolen and the bikes repainted in orange! Please keep an eye out for vandals and report them. There is a meeting for the knitters at 5 pm followed by a final meeting for the co-ordinators at 6 pm on Wednesday 25th April at the Sixth Form building. If you have more ideas and would like to contribute please go along or contact the school – email: [email protected]

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