Riddlesden set to revisit the thrill of Le Tour

Riddlesden set to revisit the thrill of Le Tour

Riddlesden set to revisit the thrill of Le Tour

First published in News

PEOPLE with Tour de France withdrawal symptoms are invited to a post-Grand Depart celebration in Riddlesden this Saturday.

Riddlesden churches are hosting a community event called Tour de Riddlesden.

A baton relay will start the day at 10am. Volunteers carrying the baton will set off from Bar Lane at 10am and visit all three churches – St Mary's, Ilkley Road Methodist and United Reformed.

A three-kilometre bike ride for all ages will run from 11am to noon, beginning at Bar Lane.

There will then be an eight-kilometre cycle, heading from Bar Lane to Keighley Gate at 12.30pm, then returning via the methodist church or the Willow Tree Pub.

At 2pm a five-kilometre fun run for Christian Aid along the canal towpath will leave United Reformed Church.

Other events at United Reformed include a children's quiz trail from noon to 4pm. Ilkley Road Methodist Church will host a wedding exhibition from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a bicycle-themed cake competition at St Mary's Church Meeting Room, and this venue will also be used for a static one-kilometre cycle challenge.

A pushchair picnic in the park will be held in the recreation ground off Granby Lane from 11.30am to 1.30pm. At the same time, there will be a barbecue outside the Marquis of Granby.

From 10am to midday there is a coffee morning in United Reformed Church and from 11.30am to 1.30pm a buffet lunch in Ilkley Road Methodist Church. St Mary's Church Meeting Room hosts afternoon tea from 2pm to 4pm.

Contact 079236 91410 for more details.

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