Penistone celebrates the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire

Penistone is looking forward to celebrating the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, 30 April with a day of fun filled entertainment.

The town launched their celebration of the Tour on Saturday, 1 April when the Deputy Mayor cycled along with children from the Penistone St John’s Primary School to watch a huge t-shirt banner being hung from St John the Baptist’s Church tower by members of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue team.

Since then, local artist Suze Crawshaw, who had previously made a sculpture in Leeds for the Tour de France, has donated an amazing piece for her home town. The artwork has been sited in an eye catching location on the main street in to Penistone above the clock tower. The wonderful legacy is something the town can be very proud of for many years to come.

The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire ride will be coming through Penistone from early Sunday morning with the main race expected just after 4pm. Visitors to the town can expect a carnival atmosphere throughout the day, with music stages located in key central areas as well as trade, artisan and food stalls, family activities and street entertainment.

Paul Hand-Davis said “We are so looking forward to celebrating the Tour coming through the town and I am so proud of how the businesses, the local council and the community have worked together so hard to create a day to really look forward to. Not only are the shops, pubs and cafes open on the day, but we also have family activities taking place, trade and food stalls, entertainment and music playing throughout the town centre from 11am and through to the early evening.” He continued, “The residents too are getting caught up in the atmosphere by decorating their houses in yellow and blue. What a community spirit we have.”