Tour de France updates

Community artwork of the ‘Road Through York’ to celebrate the Tour de France

Residents with an eye for the bigger picture are invited to book to join in the  community painting collaboration called the “Road Through York”. The project aims to create an enormous painting in which hundreds of local people have had a hand and which “will help welcome the Tour de France to York”.


A painting by local artist and art tutor Karen Winship features York landmarks and will be scaled up and broken down into 320 panels. Each metre-squared panel will be painted by individuals joining in the project, who will see their work laid out when the completed montage, totalling 320 square metres, is exhibited on the Knavesmire on 6 July for the aerial cameras to film and relay to the world.

Any individual or any organisation who wants to join in and make its mark on the Road Through York must email or call 07990 774 420 to secure a place at a number of painting day s organised throughout the coming weeks. Find out more at .

Information Meetings

In the face of bitter opposition from local residents the Council is now saying that  the proposed spectator hub will “be sited at the northern end of the Monk stray near to the A64, away from the majority of residents, with access from Malton Road. It will have a temporary infrastructure of toilet, washing and water facilities and it’s likely to have a food tent offering breakfasts and camping supplies.”

On Thursday 10 April, from 5.30pm at the Rowntree Park Reading Café, there will be a second dedicated TdF information meeting. There, people can expect to find out more about routes and traffic management, about camping and caravanning, plus information on the cultural festival called York: Be Part of It, and plans for the exciting spectator hubs where people can enjoy the celebrations.

In addition, five Residents’ Forums in wards with opportunities to celebrate the race going directly through their communities will have information on the Tour de France:

  • Thursday 13 March, from 6.30pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs’ School, Hamilton Drive (Holgate ward)
  • Monday 17 March, from 6pm at the Ebor Stand, York Racecourse (Micklegate ward)
  • Wednesday 26 March, 6.30pm drop in; 7pm main meeting at Poppleton Methodist Church Hall, Upper Poppleton (Rural West York ward).
  • Tuesday 1 April, from 6.30 at West Thorpe Methodist Church (Dringhouses ward)
  • Thursday 3 April, from 7pm at Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St Johns University (Guildhall ward).

Find out more about how you can get involved in the excitement of the Tour de France in York at

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