Worcester children can ‘Touch the Tour’

Sanctuary Group and the Worcester News have announced an exciting competition open to local school children, with a very special prize up for grabs.

Thanks to the Worcestershire LEP, Worcestershire County Council and the District Councils of Worcester City, Malvern Hills and Wychavon, the Tour of Britain is coming to Worcester this September. The leading housing and care provider and Worcester News have teamed up to mark the occasion, giving children aged 8-12 years old a unique chance to be part of the action.

Larry Hickmott 1 224 2008The challenge is simple: design a flag illustrating ‘what Worcester means to you’. The entrant with the most interesting and creative design will get to wave off the Tour of Britain riders with their flag at the start of the race on 10 September.

The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest professional cycle race and the country’s largest free to air sporting event. Although this year’s line up is yet to be confirmed, cyclists will go through eight action packed stages over a period of one week, with the fourth stage starting in Worcester. The reigning champion is Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Sanctuary Group is one of the main sponsors of the Worcestershire leg and has provided £5,000 worth of funding towards a range of school engagement activities.

Ian McDermott, Sanctuary’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’re delighted to be offering this special opportunity for local children to get on board, do something fun and creative and see the benefits of cycling for themselves.

“We are very lucky that the tour is coming to our home city and it is a fantastic chance for the young people of Worcester to embrace such a prestigious event. We look forward to seeing what designs youngsters come up with and seeing the winner on the day.”

To enter the competition and for further information, please click here.