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Tour of Britain set to transform Silloth

25 August 2015

Great entertainment, a giant screen and even a World Record attempt – they’re all happening on one day in Silloth to celebrate the Tour of Britain.

The Tour visits West and North Cumbria on Tuesday 8th September and a host of activities will be on offer, thanks to Allerdale Borough Council, Silloth Town Council, Cumbria County Council and the town’s Inner Wheel and Rotary clubs.

There’ll be the chance to make the biggest ‘human bike’ in the world, watch the Tour live on Silloth Green on the big screen, entertain the children at a singalong movie, try the Clip ‘n Climb Wall from The Wave Centre in Maryport, a singalong movie live music and browse a marquee full of stalls which are scheduled to open at 10am.

The schedule for the day is listed below:

10:45am to 11:15am - The Tour of Britain Riders are expected to speed through the town.

12pm – World Record Attempt to get more than 600 people into the shape of a bike. Each candidate must wear white if they wish to participate.

1pm – 4pm - Live ITV coverage of the riders on the big screen.

4pm – 5pm - Live music performances from Zoe & the Boy in the marquee.

6pm - There will be a chance for the children to watch Sing-a-long-a Frozen on the big screen on the green. The screen has been funded by Allerdale Borough Council and Silloth Town Council.

Sandra Keaveney, the manager of North Allerdale Development Trust is organising the world record event. She said: “We are working together with the young people, Silloth Rotary Club, Silloth Tourism Action Group and Silloth Town Council to break the existing Guinness World Record for the largest human image of a bicycle. We need 600 people to break the existing record which I’m sure is something Silloth can easily achieve. We look forward to all the festivities and would encourage everybody to come out to Silloth Green for 12pm to help break the record.”

Inner Wheel President Maggie Dunn added: “Silloth is a wonderful place and our community can come together when it’s needed in order to put on a show for our visitors. We are hoping that lots of people will come and join us to watch the rider’s race and to enjoy the celebrations on the day.”

Silloth has also came up with its own Tour mascot- Ralph the Sheep. Community groups and schools have coloured in giant images of Ralph which will be displayed on more than 100 trees. Ralph’s been in his own cycle race with ToBi, the official Tour mascot – check out the videos of them in action on the Silloth Tour of Britain website.

Cllr Bill Jefferson, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive Member for Tourism and Culture, said: “The Tour of Britain will attract hundreds of visitors to our area. This is a fantastic way to get Cumbria recognised as a wonderful tourist attraction. The Tour of Britain offers the people of West Cumbria something different to come along and take part in. I believe that there is something for everyone to enjoy at this event.”

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