Barnsley needs you!

Town urged to trim up for the Tour de Yorkshire

Barnsley is being urged to get colourful and creative and trim up for the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire this Friday (4 May).

The eyes of the watching world will be on our town when the prestigious race kicks off in the town centre, before the riders make their way through our beautiful borough past some iconic landmarks and through some of our historic villages.

As part of the celebrations, local businesses, schools and homes along and near to the race route have gone all out and trimmed up to show off our fantastic town – but there’s still time to get involved before race day.

Barnsley needs you to bunt up and before Friday, and show the world what we’re all about. Whether it’s blue and yellow bunting, flags, banners or posters, we want to claim the crown of best dressed town in the Tour de Yorkshire 2018.

Matthew Gladstone, Executive Director for Place, said: “We’ve had the race come through our borough on a couple of occasions and everybody has really gone all out on decorations and it’s paid off. Penistone last year stood out on the route for its creativity and colour. As hosts for this year’s event, we’d love for Barnsley to be seen as the best-dressed town on the tour, but we need your help.”

To keep updated on the event, as well as all things Tour de Yorkshire in Barnsley, visit and follow the hashtags #TDYBarnsley and #TDY.

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