Ryder and Dutton Celebrate the Tour De France!

The Tour De France arrived in Yorkshire earlier this month on the 5th July and Ryder and Dutton were ready to Celebrate as the Tour De France has not visited England since 2007, and this was also the first time the race has ever visited the North of England!

To start the celebrations all of our branches held a ‘Wear it Yellow Day’ on the 2nd July with members of staff dressed in Yellow in exchange for a donation to charity. The donations will be split between the five local hospices we support which are Willow Wood Hospice in Tameside, Dr Kershaws Hospice in Royton, Springhill Hospice in Rochdale, Kirkwood Hospice in Kirklees and Overgate Hospice in Halifax.

An estimated one million cycling fans gathered in Yorkshire on Saturday 5th July as the 2014 Tour De France was given a royal send-off in Leeds, before passing through Holmfirth on the Sunday.

Many of our properties for sale in the area held open days for the weekend and our Holmfirth branch was open on the Sunday to watch the race and offer refreshments to the gathering crowds!


The Yorkshire departure of the race was undoubtedly a huge success which brought a staggering number of visitors to the area and we were delighted to be able to celebrate the event, cheer on the riders and support our local hospices.



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