Trophy tours the area ahead of inaugural race

St Mary and St Joseph Primary headteacher Julie Sutherland along with Steve Wigley showing some of the pupils the trophy.
St Mary and St Joseph Primary headteacher Julie Sutherland along with Steve Wigley showing some of the pupils the trophy.

Schools and businesses across the region caught a glimpse of the Tour de Yorkshire trophy as the prize toured the East Riding.

Designed and made by famed Yorkshire company Thomas Fattorini Ltd, the trophy arrived in the East Riding from a similar tour of North Yorkshire and visited several schools in the area.

Pupils and staff at St Mary and St Joseph Primary in Pocklington, Pocklington School and Pocklington Pre-Prep, Mount Pleasant Juniors and St Mary’s Primary in Market Weighton, Market Weighton Infants, Wilberfoss Primary and Barmby Moor Primary had the opportunity to see the trophy up close.

Lydia Stonelake, assistant headteacher at St Mary and St Joseph Primary, said: “The children were very excited because it was the actual trophy they are going to see on television. It was here for about half an hour.

“It was taken around each class. Each class had their photograph taken with the trophy.”
Mount Pleasant Junior School’s headteacher, Adrienne Palmer, said: “We got all the children in the hall and the children were shown the trophy.

“It is just inspiring them to do safe cycling. We really stressed the safety aspect of cycling during the visit.”

The prize was also on display at Judson’s bar and restaurant on Pocklington’s Market Place.