Fi­ley looked fan­tas­tic for town’s Tour de­but

Crowds flocked to Fi­ley in the glo­ri­ous sun­shine as the race made its first visit

The Scarborough Evening News - - FILEY & HUNMANBY MERCURY - By Poppy Kennedy poppy.kennedy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @Re­porterPoppy

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.

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