District celebrates Tour de Yorkshire success!
Thousands of our district's residents lined the streets from Knottingley to South Elmsall to welcome this year's Tour de Yorkshire.
The women's race and the second stage of the men's race passed through Knottingley, Pontefract, Wentbridge, Thorpe Audlin, Badsworth, Upton and South Elmsall.
Both races passed through the district in the sunshine, with the short periods of wet weather failing to dampen the crowds' spirits as they greeted the Publicity Caravan and the Race Ambassadors between the two events.
We supported a special Celebration Hub at Knottingley Sports Centre. The event, organised by local community group 'Tour de Knottingley', saw nearly 2,000 people enjoy a wide range of free, fun activities and performances from local schools, along with fairground rides.
South Elmsall market hosted stationary cycling challenges with the chance to win prizes, with community groups and local residents hosting parties and celebrations along the route.
Cllr Denise Jeffery, Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "This was a fantastic day and I'm so pleased the event was so successful. It was great that so many people in our district came out to cheer on the riders and gave their whole-hearted support to this exciting and prestigious race."
Photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page.