A race that has long been in the works in the UK is now taking shape.
A bid to host the first ever children’s cycling race on a large scale in 2022 will be hosted by the Yorkshire Post in the south of England.
In the lead up to the bid, the newspaper has released a series of images of a large-scale race to be staged in 2022.
The race will take place in the city of Sheffield, which is a town of more than 2,000 people, with over 50,000 residents.
It will be the first children’s race in the region.
“We’ve been working with the BBC, the Yorkshire Sport Council and the Yorkshire Football Association to bring this race to the region,” Yorkshire Post Chief Executive Paul Walker said.
He said the race will be a “once-in-a-lifetime event” that will “celebrate the best of the sport for young people and adults”.
“This is something we’re hoping will be really popular with our fans,” Walker said, adding that the race would take place “in a unique setting that is unique to Yorkshire”.
Walker said the bid would “celebrate the best in sports for young children and people of all ages”.
A spokesman for the Yorkshire County Council said it would work with the Post to plan for the race.
Walker added: “The event will be on the Yorkshire coastline, which means it will have a strong local flavour, and there’s a strong heritage of cycling and of sport for the region.”
He added that the bid will “reflect the local community and be an event that will be enjoyed by everyone”.
The Yorkshire Post is one of a number of venues to have expressed interest in the race, including the British Cycling Centre, the Royal Yacht Club, the St George’s Athletic Club, and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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