The Tour de Yorkshire comes through the Penistone today. This is the 3rd stage and through Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, Penistone and Midhopestones before going on to Fox Valley.

There will be a great party atmosphere as the community and local businesses all come together to provide a characteristically warm welcome for visitors. This is a day to celebrate and even if you don’t like cycling there’s bound to be somethign here for you.

Below is a selection of things happening. More will be added nearer the day – please see the social media links for updates. Make sure to check the special Facebook page, Penistone Ont Tour for the latest information and also the Visit Penistone Facebook page for additional info and even special offers from local shops.

For visitors to the area (and locals!) we’ve also created a special section for the event which can be found here: http://www.visitpenistone.co.uk/tour-de-yorkshire.html.

A useful page can also be found on Penistone Pictorial, http://www.penpictorial.co.uk. This conveniently collects a lot of information from a wide range of Le Tour sources in one place and is probably the best one-stop page for the event for locals.

THE EVENT…
The Town centre will come alive from 11am to 3pm and activities and music will continue in the Market Barn when the race has passed through. There will also be a closing event between 6 and 8pm at the Market Barn.

5 music stages will be located at various locations across the town centre:
Bridge Inn – performers: Toby Burton, Craig Roystone, Paravia, Danny Smart, Andy Turbitt, Megan Blackburn, Jacob Fox, Absent Average.
Penistone Launderama – Wilde Sammon, Emily Worton, Stephen Mone, Keiran La Fox, Tom Masters, Megan Roome, We Might Be Droids, The Willows.
Old Crown Inn – Andy Turbitt, Megan Blackburn,  Jacob Fox,  Absent Average,  Toby Burton, Craig Roystone, Paravia, Danny Smart.
Lancaster’s (estate agents) – Tom Masters, Megan Roome, We Might Be Droids, The Willows, Wilde Sammon, Emily Worton, Stephen Mone, Keiran La Fox.
Market Barn – closing event, 18:00-20:00

In the Market Barn throughout the day will be face painting, bar food and music, DJ, trade stalls and a giant screen broadcasting the race so you don’t have to miss any of the action.

Bicycle based activities and skittles and soccer games behind the Loft Coffee Shop.

Paramount Car Park – Fairground Rides, Bouncy Castle, Armed Forces, South Yorks Fire and Rescue, stalls and games plus a sponsored static bike ride at the  

St Johns Church -Craft stalls food and music at  together with a ‘Have a Go’ Potters Wheel

Thurlstone Brass Band will be performing at Spar.

Lots of pubs cafes and shops opening for the day, providing food drink and further entertainment.