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Town Hall To Turn Yellow As Tour Fever Starts

Wednesday March 26 2014


Photo by Dave Nordon Photo by Dave Nordon


BARNSLEY Town Hall and its fountains will turn yellow from dusk this Thursday to celebrate the 100-day run-up to the Tour de France.

The Tour, which comes to the outskirts of the town on July 6, will see cyclists will enter from the A6024 Woodhead and Peak District area and the peloton will ride past Salter's Brook Bridge, over the Flouch roundabout, through Langsett on the A616, and leave the Barnsley borough at Midhopestones.

The Barnsley part of the route is an eight-mile stretch with space for tens of thousands of spectators to get a view of the action.
 
A council spokesman said: "The event is not simply a spectacle of a few minutes - the average cycling fan will be at the roadside for five to six hours.

"I hope that residents and visitors alike will join in with the excitement that this spectacular event will bring to the borough."

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Reply Posted by nic on Thursday March 27 2014 at 23:23
It would have been nice if Barnsley Council would have been part in the yearly Epilepsy awareness day 26th March and turned purple to show support like so many other places around the world .

Reply Posted by chickadee on Sunday March 30 2014 at 14:47
Did they get asked?

Reply Posted by To Richard on Sunday March 30 2014 at 15:38
Read it thoroughly Rich, it wasn't about the Lib Dems turning Barnsley YELLOW as we both know hell will freeze over before your beloved Lid Bems will EVER get a foothold in the town hall.
tis about the fountains innit!