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Harrogate council makes Tour de France grants to community groups

1st February 2014

Yellow bike at Ripley

For a number of local community groups in Harrogate Borough, it's 'do pass go, do collect £200' - or rather, they've been awarded a sum from the council's community chest.

According to Harrogate BC's website, grants have been made for Tour de France-related projects. Council leader Anthony Alton said, 'We wanted applications for projects that would involve and motivate people to create a lasting and positive legacy to mark the historic visit of the race to our district.'

Amongst the grants is £2000 for the Tour de France garden, which will be shown at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show, then find a permanent home in Knaresborough. Harrogate Nova cycle club will receive £2000 for projects aimed at young cyclists.

Starbeck Tour de France Group has been awarded £950. They are to create the Tour de Starbeck, which will be a cycle route around Starbeck, marked at points along the way by old bicycles painted yellow. There is to be a Tour de Starbeck trail leaflet.

£1500 goes to Harrogate Cycle Action Group for signage to the Harland Way from the Great Yorkshire Showground.

See the council's website for a full list of grants.