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Tour of Britain prizes for children

Posted onPosted on 4th Jul

The world-famous Tour of Britain cycle race comes to Nottinghamshire in September – and to celebrate its return to Robin Hood country Nottinghamshire County Council is are running a series of competitions for schoolchildren.

There are several ways schools and youngsters can get involved, from designing the starting flag and winning trophy to creating a helmet to be worn by the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team – which features Ollie Peckover, from Ruddington, and Mansfield’s Ross Lamb in its squad.

The flag and trophy competitions have been developed in partnership with the council’s partners, Arc Partnership, and SCAPE, while the helmet competition is being run in conjunction with Via East Midlands, Ribble Weldtite, and Nottingham Print and Web Ltd.

The winner of the flag competition will have their design professionally made and receive a special invitation for themselves and all their class to visit one of the Notts Outdoors day centres, where they will take part in an environmental education activity.

Notts Outdoors is an outdoor education and environmental service delivered by the County Council and has seven outdoor centres across Nottinghamshire, providing outdoor learning opportunities to enhance the lives of young people.

This prize will only be available to pupils who will still be at primary school in the autumn term of 2022.

They will also receive VIP tickets to the start of the race, where they will be invited to wave the starting flag in West Bridgford, and a special Robin Hood-themed tour of the iconic Sherwood Forest.

The winner of the trophy competition will also have their design professionally made and will receive VIP tickets to the finish of the race in Mansfield, where they will be invited to present the trophy to stage winner, as well as a family adventure golf ticket at Rufford Abbey.

Both the flag and trophy competition winners will also get to keep a real version of their winning designs and the closing date for entries is Friday 15 July.

Meanwhile, secondary school-age students and young people can enter the County Council’s design a cycle helmet competition – with the lucky winner having their winning design transferred onto helmets to be worn by the Ribble Weldtite team during the Nottinghamshire stage of the showpiece event.

Our successful entrant will also receive a personalised helmet featuring their design. The closing date is Monda,y 18 July.

For more information about the three competitions, go to the council’s dedicated webpage.

The council has also launched a detailed schools pack to encourage youngsters and their primary schools to get involved in the UK’s biggest cycling event.

Developed with Arc Partnership and SCAPE, the pack has lots of facts about the Tour as well as class activity ideas for primary-aged children.

Pictured is Team Sky’s Ian Stannard being presented with his trophy by the council’s competition winner, Eva Smith, in 2018.