Children at two primary schools in Hebden Bridge are getting into the Tour de France spirit today with a family cycle parade between the two schools. Around two hundred children and their parents will ride on decorated bikes from Midgley school to Old Town School.
It's being dubbed as "Tous en Velo pour la Musique", as on arrivial in Old Town there is a music festival with entertainment from a number of local bands. Organiser Kate Drury said the event was a "fun way" of encouraging more children to take up cycling.
"The Tour de France passes right by Old Town next Sunday and excitement in the village is mounting. Hopefully 'Tous en Velo' has helped make the children more aware of just how momentous this is and also feel they too are taking part in their own way. "
Primary school pupils in Hebden Bridge have voted to name a new retirement complex in the town after their favourite shop keeper. Leedham Court is being officially named today in memory of sweet shop owner Bob Leedham who died in a motorcycle accident in Thailand in January.
The town came to a standstill for his funeral cortege to pass through in February and customers - many of them children - laid flowers outside "Something Sweet".
Bob's wife Gemma, who was also injured in the accident, will attend today's naming ceremony along with pupils from Stubbings infants school, who chose the name for the new apartments. Their teacher said the six and seven year olds had done so without any prompting from staff.
Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Hebden Bridge for the town's annual handmade parade; a festival which celebrates creative homemade artwork. Up to one thousand people will attend, showing off the puppets they have created.