Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Businesses to discuss Tour de Yorkshire impact

23 Feb 2017 by Vicky Carr

The arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire in the Harrogate district will be on the agenda at the March meeting of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce.

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Welcome to Yorkshire will be explaining how the event will be organised, highlighting the ways in which businesses can engage with the men's race and women's race both coming to the area on Saturday, April 29.

North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire County Council representatives will also be on hand to answer questions on the practicalities of the event.

Chamber chief executive Sandra Doherty said: "Harrogate has a great track record for holding world-class cycling events, with the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 being declared one of the best yet.

"While events like these undoubtedly raise the profile of our area and do much for tourism, there are challenges that come with hosting them – as well as opportunities for businesses to capitalise on the international attention we receive.

"Our March meeting is a chance to find out what is being planned on the day, as well as how local businesses can avoid any disruption and make the most of this international event on their doorsteps."

The open meeting will be held at Rudding Park on Monday, March 13. Networking begins at 5.30pm, with the discussion starting at 6.15pm. For more information, visit www.harrogatechamber.co.uk.

Attendance is free for members and first-time visitors, but places need to be booked in advance on the website or by emailing info@harrogatechamber.co.uk. Any repeat visitors can attend for £15 per person.