Tour de Yorkshire champion Thomas Voeckler backs free bike scheme on eve of race

Sir Gary Verity, Thomas Voeckler and Christian Prudhomme with pupils
Reigning Tour de Yorkshire champion Thomas Voeckler has given his support to a project which aims to give every child in the region access to a bike. The Direct Énergie cyclist took some time out ahead of the Tour his weekend to visit Richmond Hill Primary School in Leeds to hand over the 5,000th bike to the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries. Voeckler was joined by Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, and Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire. Launched as a legacy of the Tour de France and Tour... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...