Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Letter to Members re Sir Gary Verity

25 Mar 2019 by Sandra Doherty

It is with some sadness that I report to Harrogate District Chamber Members the resignation of Sir Gary Verity from Welcome to Yorkshire

Over the past 10 years we have supported Welcome to Yorkshire and listened with interest to Sir Gary speaking at several of our monthly meetings. His passion for Yorkshire and of course cycling never failed to shine through. Other members of the team have kept us informed and provided fascinating insights into the development of a world class event.

We realise that although his resignation does leave a temporary hole it is something which an organisation such as Welcome to Yorkshire will rise above and continue to support and encourage Tourism in our beautiful and diverse county.

After reading the disappointing news on Friday night after Sir Gary’s departure my personal thoughts are that the pressure he put himself under and sadly members of his team must have been immense. We will possible never know all the facts but let us celebrate the positives and not involve ourselves in the inevitable mud slinging which happens on occasions like these.

Here in Harrogate we are the epicentre of the forthcoming UCI Cycling Event and we offer our support to Welcome to Yorkshire to ensure this event fulfils the many hours of planning by the whole Welcome to Yorkshire Team.