Funding for this year’s visit of the Tour de Yorkshire to Richmondshire has been approved.
Leyburn will host a start or finish of the prestigious cycling event – which takes place from April 30 to May 3.
It joins seven other locations in Leeds this Friday to find out which day of the event it is hosting – and its exact route.
Last night, members of Richmondshire District Council’s corporate board agreed to set up a £30,000 community funding pot to help local villages and towns get involved when the race visits.
They also agreed to finance £85,000 of the £185,000 needed to host the event with the remaining £100,000 coming from the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates pool, which has provided funding for previous events.
“Bringing the Tour de Yorkshire to Leyburn is going to be a massive boost not just for the town but for the district as a whole,” said council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.
“It is a showcase event for the region and other host locations have recorded big economic impacts as a result.
“We look forward to finding out the race route and Leyburn’s involvement later this week.”