What the Tour De France will mean to Todmorden - and the Fantastical Cycle Parade

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The Mayor of Todmorden, Coun Jayne Booth, and Handpade Parade artistic director, Andrew Kim, speak about what the Tour De France and a Fantastical Cycle Parade will mean to Todmorden.

The Grand Depart of the Tour De France, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, comes to Calderdale on Sunday, July 6.

The benefit of the Tour coming here to local businesses along the route - which includes Hebden Bridge and Cragg Vale - are expected to be huge, and neighbouring towns like Todmorden are no exception.

A Tour De Tod steering committee has been set up to co-ordinate events in the town and with grant backing now available to stage an event as part of the Yorkshire Festival, a hundred days of events leading up to the big race, the Fantastical Cycle Parade can take shape.

Workshops will be held to create models for the parade, which will take place in Todmorden on Saturday, April 26, from 1pm.




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