Fantastic prizes for schoolchildren up for grabs in our Tour of Britain competitions
The world-famous Tour of Britain cycle race comes to Nottinghamshire in September and to celebrate its return to Robin Hood Country we are running a series of fantastic competitions for schoolchildren.
It will be the third time the sport’s leading lights have graced our roads and, as anticipation builds ahead of stage five passing through the county on 8 September, Nottinghamshire County Council is offering pupils an opportunity to get their creative thinking caps on to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.
There are several ways schools and youngsters can get involved, from designing the starting flag and winning trophy to creating a helmet to be worn by the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team – which features Ollie Peckover from Ruddington and Mansfield’s Ross Lamb in its squad.
The flag and trophy competitions have been developed in partnership with the County Council’s partners Arc Partnership and SCAPE, while the helmet competition is being run in conjunction with Via East Midlands, Ribble Weldtite and Nottingham Print and Web Ltd.
The lucky winner of the flag competition will have their design professionally made and receive a special invitation for themselves and their whole class to visit one of the Notts Outdoors day centres, where they will take part in an environmental education activity.
Notts Outdoors is an outdoor education and environmental service delivered by the County Council and has seven outdoor centres across Nottinghamshire, providing outdoor learning opportunities to enhance the lives of young people.
This prize will only be available to pupils who will still be at primary school in the autumn term of 2022.
They will also receive VIP tickets to the start of the race, where they will be invited to wave the starting flag, and a special Robin Hood-themed tour of the iconic Sherwood Forest.
The winner of the trophy competition will also have their design professionally made and will receive VIP tickets to the finish of the race, where they will be invited to present the trophy to stage winner, as well as a family adventure golf ticket at Rufford Abbey.
Both the flag and trophy competition winners will also get to keep a real version of their winning designs and the closing date for entries is Friday 15 July.
Meanwhile, secondary school-age students and young people can enter the County Council’s design a cycle helmet competition – with the lucky winner having their winning design transferred onto helmets to be worn by the Ribble Weldtite team during the Nottinghamshire stage of the showpiece event.
Our successful entrant will also receive a personalised helmet featuring their design. The closing date is Monday 18 July.
For more information about our three fantastic competitions, simply go to our dedicated webpage.
The County Council has also launched a detailed schools pack to encourage youngsters and their primary schools to get involved in the UK’s biggest cycling event.
Developed with our partners Arc Partnership and SCAPE, the pack has lots of facts about the Tour as well as class activity ideas for primary-aged children.
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