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Men's Race - Tour de Yorkshire - 405 school children lining the bridge
Sat 29 April 2017, 13:30 – 14:30 BST
To mark the start of the Tour de Yorkshire Women's and Men's races we plan to line Tadcaster Bridge with 405 children from the town. Each child will represent a day that the bridge was closed following the devastating floods and will be a symbolic image of unifying the town.
We have organised two meeting points in the town to safely transfer the children to the bridge. On the East this is the Quaker Burial Ground on Oxton Lane, and on the West this is Tadcaster Leisure Centre, Station Road, LS24 9JE. Children will be safely escorted by chaperones to the bridge on closed roads and will be returned back to the meeting points immediately after each race has left to be collected by parents and carers.
Children are asked to wear their school sweatshirts but can wear their own clothes underneath and on the bottom if they prefer. All children registered will be issued with a wristband in advance and we ask that a contact number is written clearly on the wristband for safeguarding. Whilst the children are on the bridge families, parents and carers are free to join the spectators in the town and watch the race.
Set your TVs to record at home as both races are shown live on ITV and in 177 countries worldwide including Eurosport.
Please note that places are limited and only children that are registered and wearing a allocated wristband will be allowed on the bridge.
If your child/ren would like to attend both races, please make sure you register for both races - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-race-tour-de-yorkshire-405-school-children-lining-the-bridge-tickets-33500594179 . By registering your child to take part in this event you are giving permission for them to be chaperoned to/from the start by official chaperones. Chaperones will be contacted separately with additional details and only official chaperones will be allowed to accompany pupils onto the bridge and give permission for their photographs to be used
in print , online and on television.