Richmondshire communities urged to apply for Tour de Yorkshire funds

Buttertubs during the the Tour de Yorkshire. Photo: Mick Garratt.

Richmondshire communities on the route of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire have just days left to access cash from a £30,000 fund set up by district councillors.

The authority’s event fund has been set up to help stage local events to celebrate the race coming through the district in May.

Leyburn town – which hosts finishes for the ladies and men’s races on May 1 – can access £10,000 of the pot, with the remaining £20,000 available for other towns and villages on the route, but there is a £2,000 limit for each of these applications.

But applications must be received by the council by March 27.

The race starts in Skipton on May 1 and travels through Hawes, Reeth, Grinton and Akebar before arriving in Leyburn market place.

Information on the four day Tour de Yorkshire and the fund is available at