Filey and Muston all set for Tour de Yorkshire

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The bunting is up, the painted bikes are out and the blue and yellow street decorations are on display! Filey and the neighbouring village of Muston are all set for Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire passing through on Saturday 5 May.

On Filey seafront, a spectator hub with a big screen showing live footage of the race and broadcasting from local radio will be located on Royal Parade at the bottom of Crescent Hill, near the paddling pool. At the other end of the seafront, the RNLI will be holding an open weekend at Coble Landing where local singer-songwriter Ali Bullivent will perform Tour de Yorkshire themed songs at 12.30pm. In Crescent Gardens, there will be performances all afternoon from musicians at Filey Folk Festival at the bandstand. Tour de Yorkshire themed spoken word performances by the local creative writing group will take place at Filey Library and there will be tours, bell ringing and refreshments at St Oswald’s Church.

For families looking to take part in some cycling action, a free family bike ride will depart from Filey Sailing Club at approximately 2.00pm. Those taking part will cycle along the beach to Coble Landing, on the main seafront road, then along the promenade past the beach huts, before returning along the beach to the Sailing Club. Anyone who can ride a bike can take part, but all riders must wear a helmet and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

People will also be able to enjoy a 'Tour de Filey trail', which will highlight the various locations of the businesses that have entered the town's best dressed window competition.  The trail map will be available during the day from Filey Rotary Club members and will also be available in local shops for two weeks after race day.  There will be a small charge for the map with any money raised being given to charity.

Taking inspiration from how Muston hosts the internationally acclaimed Scarecrow Festival each summer, The Ship Inn in the village will be serving refreshments inside and outside, a ukulele band will provide entertainment all afternoon and the local cricket club will also be at the pub running family activities and games. The Muston in Bloom group will be serving refreshments on the village green and off road parking will be available at Mount Pleasant Farm on King Hill, with proceeds from the parking going to the Village Hall fund.

Local information about the Tour de Yorkshire is available from scarborough.gov.uk/tdy

The official Tour de Yorkshire website is letour.yorkshire.com

Picture of yellow and blue wooden animal street decorations at Filey