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Olympic champion to ride the Tour de Yorkshire

Friday, 20 April 2018

Reigning Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet is the latest star cyclist confirmed to ride the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

Van Avermaet is one of the biggest names in the sport who has also won two Tour de France stages, the 2017 Paris-Roubaix title, and numerous other accolades alongside his Rio 2016 success.

It will be the first time the 32-year-old BMC Racing rider has competed in Yorkshire since 2015 when he finished seventh overall and secured second place behind his then team-mate Ben Hermans on the final stage into Leeds.     

Discover live OAT music treasure at Peasholm Park

Friday, 20 April 2018

Get ready Scarborough – there is another massive live music announcement coming your way!

The final chart-topping act to perform at this summer’s sensational season of live music at Scarborough Open Air Theatre will be revealed on Monday  23 April at 8.10am.

To celebrate what will be the biggest and best ever year at Europe’s largest open-air arena, with 16 massive headline concerts, venue promoters Cuffe and Taylor today announced two special treats for music fans.

Mark Cavendish to compete in Tour de Yorkshire

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Welcome to Yorkshire is delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Cavendish suffered a dramatic crash at the Milan – San Remo race in Italy on Saturday 17 March, fracturing a rib and damaging his ankle after colliding with a traffic bollard, and reports had suggested that he would be back in action at the Tour of California (13-19 May).

Big Bike Beat Band to go on tour

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Big Bike Beat Band, the community artwork project commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire Stage Three finish in Scarborough on Saturday 5 May, will begin its musical travels around schools and public spaces in and around Scarborough, Filey and the North York Moors National Park next week.

Challenge to cycle distance of 2018 Tour de Yorkshire

Monday, 16 April 2018

Colleagues and members at Scarborough Sports Village will join forces with Scarborough Borough Council staff later this month to try to replicate the challenging route of this year's Tour de Yorkshire without having to take to the tarmac!

On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 April, participants will attempt to cycle 704.5km, the total distance of the Tour de Yorkshire men's race. For added authenticity, those taking part will be encouraged to replicate some of the sprints and King of the Mountain climbs of this year's Tour de Yorkshire route.

Herring Gull information roadshows

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Public information days will be held in Filey, Scarborough and Whitby this week when the Herring Gull information roadshows return to the Yorkshire coast.

NBC Environment, the company that is carrying out a Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council for the second year running, will pitch up at Filey Coble Landing on the morning of Wednesday 11 April, Dock End in Whitby on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 April and on Sandside in Scarborough near the old police box all day on Thursday 12 April.

Two Tour de Yorkshire champions back for 2018

Monday, 9 April 2018

Not one but two former Tour de Yorkshire winners have announced they will be jetting in for the fourth edition which runs between 3 and 6 May.

Reigning champion Serge Pauwels has confirmed he will be back to defend his title, while retired 2016 victor Thomas Voeckler will also be present in an ambassadorial role.

Pauwels wowed the crowd in 2017 with a successful attack on the concluding loop into Fox Valley and took the victory by a six-second advantage over his Team Dimension Data team-mate Omar Fraile.

Direct Earnings Attachment prosecution

Friday, 6 April 2018

The company that owns and operates The Ivanhoe pub and hotel in Scarborough has been prosecuted for failing to operate a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA) for Scarborough Borough Council and has been fined £2,500.

A DEA is where an employer is requested to make deductions from their employee’s pay to recover overpayments of benefits. This includes overpaid housing benefit.

Makeover for Whitby's Captain Cook statue

Friday, 6 April 2018

Conservation works on the imposing Captain Cook statue situated on Whitby’s West Cliff will commence in the next few weeks to ensure that it is ready for the Cook250 Festival which is taking place in the town from 6 to 8 July this year.

Officers from Scarborough Borough Council have been working closely with representatives from the Captain Cook Tourism Association (CCTA) and conservation architect specialist ‘Purcells’ in the development of a tender brief for the works. 

Update on Scarborough South Bay wall collapse

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Following the recent partial collapse of the retaining wall behind the timber chalets in Scarborough South Bay, we would like to remind members of the public that the area remains cordoned off and must not be accessed.

Work is being carried out to make the area safe and control any further movement that may occur. We are also developing options for the reinstatement of the wall and chalets and protection of the much loved Clock Café above, which is not considered to be at risk and continues operating as normal.