Kirklees Council is working with Welcome to Yorkshire to encourage local communities and businesses to get involved with the build-up to the race and on race day itself.
From creative shop fronts along the route to ambitious land art projects, there are many ways to get involved in the lead up to the big event.
Visit the official website for useful guidance for businesses and schools, as well as marketing guidelines for the event.
Road Show Events
Tour de Yorkshire roadshows will be held in several locations along the route in Kirklees to provide local residents, businesses and community groups with the information they need to make the most of this event.
From decorating your street in blue and yellow to the plan for rolling road closures on race day, these events are a great opportunity to learn about the many ways you can get involved in the Tour and practical information about race day. Representatives from the Tour de Yorkshire team and Kirklees Council will be available to answer any questions you have.
Roadshow events in Kirklees:
25 February, 7-9pm — Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS
Tuesday 3 March, 5.30-7.30pm — Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
Tuesday 17 March, 7-9pm — Marsden Mechanics, Peel St, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW
Visit the Tour de Yorkshire website to register for an event.
Registration is optional but will help for planning purposes.
Best Dressed and Land Art Competitions
The Best Dressed awards will be given to locations along the route with the most spectacular and eye-catching decorations. The Spirit of Le Tour award recognises an individual, community or business which has gone above and beyond to fully embrace the essence of the Tour de Yorkshire in a unique way.
The Tour de Yorkshire Land Art competition recognises the efforts of those people who create the giant art works that line the route each year. These stunning pieces are now a key feature of the race and include a whole host of wacky and wonderful creations.
Further information and to apply online visit the official Tour de Yorkshire website
Become a Tour Maker
Registration is now open for volunteers interested in becoming Tour de Yorkshire Tour Makers. Tour Makers are passionate and reliable volunteers who are deployed along the race route to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans who watch the action in person. They also offer a point of contact for people wanting logistical information and ensure the event passes off as smoothly and safely as possible.
Kirklees Tour Fund
Do you have a great idea for an event or activity you would like to organise for the Tour de Yorkshire?
Kirklees Council has established a new small grant fund to support community and voluntary groups, town and parish councils, schools and businesses to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire when it comes to Kirklees on Saturday 2nd May 2020.
The funding will give communities the opportunity to apply for a small pot of money, of up to £500, to support the Tour de Yorkshire in Kirklees and help engage local residents and visitors in the event.
Further information about the fund and how to apply is available on the online application form. Apply for the Kirklees Tour Fund.
Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 16 March 2020.
Kirklees Schools Land Art Competition
Schools across the borough are invited to take part in a competition to design a piece of land art to be created in a prominent location close to the route in Kirklees. Weather permitting, the winning class will also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help create the giant art work. Further details will be communicated to directly to schools and entries will be open from Monday 2 March until Friday 27 March.