FOLLOWING Tour De Yorkshire, Penistone and Elsecar have been shortlisted for Best Dressed, a new competition rewarding people who went the extra mile to honour the race’s passing.

Welcome to Yorkshire have launched this contest for the first time and there are four categories; Best Dressed Town, Best Dressed Village, Best Host Location and Spirit of le Tour.

Penistone has been nominated for Best Dressed Town, while Elsecar has been nominated for the best dressed Village.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The Best Dressed competition is our way of recognising all those people, businesses and community groups along the route that helped make this year’s Tour de Yorkshire the most eye-catching, colourful and vibrant edition yet."

The deadline for voting is midnight on Friday June 22 and once the numbers have been counted and verified, Sir Gary Verity DL and James Mitchinson will present each winner with a commemorative plaque to honour their achievement.

To vote visit