Be a Notts Tour of Britain 'world' champion!

10 July 2018

Councillor Kay Cutts Tour of Britain

With the England football team looking to be crowned World Cup winners this weekend, creative Notts youngsters also have until World Cup final day (Sunday 15 July) to enter a competition to become our Tour of Britain design champions. 

Young people have the chance to design the winning flag and trophy which will mark the start and finish of the Tour of Britain, when some of the world’s top cyclists will race through Nottinghamshire on Saturday 8 September.

    - Flag and trophy competition entry forms

The two overall winners will have their designs custom-made and get the incredible opportunity to wave their flag to officially start the race in West Bridgford and present their trophy to the winner of the Nottinghamshire stage in Mansfield , set to be seen by a world-wide TV audience of millions as well the thousands of people expected to attend.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire Council County said, 

“We are enjoying some fabulous sport at the moment – so we are extending the closing date until the World Cup final day so even more young people, aged between 4- 11 years can enter this fantastic competition.  

“The two winners will have their designs produced and have the chance to start and finish the race – which will be an unforgettable experience.”

Last year’s winners were Mansfield youngsters Saffron Keegan and Connor Chidlow from St Phillip Neri primary school, who had a day to remember.

Saffron waved off some of the world’s top cyclists with the flag she designed in her Mansfield home town. While sports-mad Connor presented his designed trophy to the stage winner, Fernando Gaviria in Newark in front of a live TV audience.

Connor’s mum, Lisa Chidlow, encouraged youngsters to enter this year’s competition. She said

“It’s a day Connor and the rest of his family will  remember for the rest of our lives.

“Connor  loved every minute of the experience - from when he first entered the competition - to the day itself. 

Saffron’s mum, Lisa Cranston, said:

“The whole family were just thrilled to bits that Saffron had the chance to wave the flag that got the race started. The day was incredible."

Young people across Nottinghamshire aged between 4-11 years can enter both competitions. Closing date is the end of Sunday 15 July -

The winners will need to be available on Saturday 8 September.

The best entries will  then be open to the public vote next week.  More details will follow

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