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Snap a 'Cycle Selfie' to Celebrate The Tour de Yorkshire & Win a Cycling Themed Prize Pack

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Scarborough Borough Council and the local tourism team are giving a whole new meaning to the word 'upcycling', ahead of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire, which will take place between 1 and 3 May.

With a month to go before some of the world’s top riders sweep through the borough, staff at the council have given more than 20 broken bicycles a paint job.

Sprayed in the yellow and blue colours associated with the race, the bikes have been deployed to a number of locations in the borough, ahead of the race coming through the area during Stage One on Friday 1 May.

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to take cycle selfies with the brightly coloured bikes – or take photographs of their friends and family – and then post their images to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #TdYcomp to be in with a chance of winning a cycling themed prize pack, which is being put together by the local Welcome to Yorkshire and Discover Yorkshire Coast tourism team.

Prizes so far include:

  • A bike helmet from Richardson’s Cycles, Scarborough
  • Four tickets for any show (except Tom Jones) at Scarborough Open Air Theatre
  • An annual family pass to Scarborough Sea Life Centre
  • A family pass for facilities including the naval warfare and boats at Peasholm Park
  • A bike tool pack from Halfords

Welcome to Yorkshire Area Director, Janet Deacon said:
"Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire on 1 May is our borough’s chance to shine, with some of the world’s top cyclists set to experience the thrill of riding through landscapes that are regarded among the most spectacular in the country."
"We want people to get involved and take pictures of themselves with our painted bikes and help promote the place they love to the millions who’ll be following the race."
Businesses along the route are also being encouraged to get behind the event and decorate their premises. More information is available at

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