Richmond schoolchildren are being encouraged to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to the town by creating a sea of flags.
The district council has launched a competition with local schools to design a special flag for the May 5 event.
Every pupil can take part but each school will be asked to provide a finalist from each year group – with an overall winner then picked by Tour de Yorkshire – and Richmond based – artist, Lucy Pittaway.
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The overall winner will take part in the official race start in the town and receive a replica of the official TDY flag.
All the designs will be featured in a special march by the children through Richmond before the race.
“The flags can be in any colour or any design – they can feature the tour colours of blue and yellow, be in the shape of a bike or feature Richmond,” said Lucy Pittaway.
“Whatever the design we want to show everyone that the town is a great place to live and visit – and is very excited about the Tour coming to visit!”
Schools are asked to contact Abi.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
All entries must be submitted by March 28 with the winner announced after Easter.