Wakefield Council celebrates Tour De France

​Date: 20/05/2014
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Wakefield Council is celebrating the Tour De France with a series of upcoming events.

The events will include:

  • Le Grand Depart – This consists of special cycling displays of the penny-farthing which is open for viewing now whilst the bicycle used by Barry Hoban to win a stage of the Tour De France opens from Tuesday May 27. This has a free entry and runs throughout Summer 2014 at Wakefield One Atrium.
  • Le Grand Depart Art Walk – Includes various cycling theme events with drumming wire sculpture and short play. It runs from 5-7pm on May 28 at Wakefield Museum.
  • Need for Speed: The Victorian Lady Cyclist – A lively talk which embraces the lives and clothes of emancipated, cycling women of the Victorian England including the daring few who donned the shocking Bloomer Suit. It takes place at the Wakefield Museum on May 28 from 6-7.30pm. This event is free but booking is essential, please call 01924 302700.


Wakefield Council's Service Director for Culture and Sport, Lisa Dodd-Mayne said: "These events aim to celebrate the popular and iconic Tour De France race and we hope to see many residents come down and enjoy what we have on offer." 

For more information visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/museums