We hope you like this collage of some of our fantastic Nidderdale bunting, all ready to be put up to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire! Thanks to all local schools who have designed and sewn, and the many local residents who have sewn yellow, blue and white bunting for us – it will be adorning our streets very soon!! We hope residents and visitors will enjoy the spectacle of the race on Friday 29 April – there’s extra, all day parking at the Showground; a big screen in the Recreation Ground which will show the race, live from Beverley from 12 noon to the finish at Settle about 4.30pm; the Tour de Yorkshire Caravan will stop in Pateley Bridge around 1.20pm for 10-15 minutes (sponsors’ freebies!); an Information Point at Toft Gate – and a BIG ‘Welcome to Nidderdale’ at Coldstones Cut – and have you spotted the bike at St Cuthbert’s church yet?! BBC Look North are planning to feature Pateley Bridge in their Tour preparations next week and the race will be broadcast to countries around the world. We hope that our local businesses will benefit and that all our visitors will have a lovely time in Nidderdale – and come back to visit us again soon.