Filey looked fantastic for town’s Tour debut
Crowds flocked to Filey in the glorious sunshine as the race made its first visit
town and along the stunning seafront in a matter of minutes.
It was the highlight of a funfilled afternoon in the Yorkshire sunshine as families and spectators enjoyed a range of activities.
ScarboroughBoroughCouncillor for Filey, Mike Cockerill, is delighted to finally see the event come to the town.
“It’s taken a lot to get it here, there’s been a lot of us working to get it,” said Cllr Cockerill.
“Everyone in Filey has really got on board with the spirit of the event. The weather has helped a lot today and so many people have come down to sup- port the town. I don’t remember ever seeing the Crescent Hill so packed full of people. “When the helicopter comes over it’s a great opportunity to showcase Filey and show what we have to offer.”
The crowds turned out in force on the day as the town showed its support and excitement for the racing visiting Filey for the first time.
Jane Macdonald, of Filey, said: “I think it’s so lovely that everyone in Filey has made such an effort – the town looks amazing.
“The town just looks so colourful.”
Businesses have also got on board and decorated pubs and shops in blue and yellow to mark the occasion.
Lynn Barr, of The Star, in Filey, had decorated the pub in the Tour’s colours. She said: “I think it’s brilliant, it’s a really great atmosphere here today. There’s been a good build-up and everyone has got involved, it’s been a lot of fun preparing for it.” + LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE.
Crowds were out in force for the Tour de Yorkshire in Filey. Pictures by Richard Ponter.