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Yellow wheels in Leeds to celebrate Tour de France’s rolling visit

Potternewton Fulfilling Lives Service customers have been busy making yellow wheels in readiness for the forthcoming Yorkshire Grand Depart which will be passing their premises just off Scott Hall Road, in Leeds. Picture by James Hardisty

Potternewton Fulfilling Lives Service customers have been busy making yellow wheels in readiness for the forthcoming Yorkshire Grand Depart which will be passing their premises just off Scott Hall Road, in Leeds. Picture by James Hardisty

A yellow display of wheel sculptures has been created to welcome the Tour de France to Leeds next month.

Around 15 creative service users at Potternewton Fulfilling Lives Service (FLS), off Scott Hall Road, have designed the colourful wheels to sit alongside banners and flags tied to the railings outside the Leeds City Council centre.

The service users, who are all aged 18 to 60 and have learning difficulties, have joined council-run groups including at Tech North in Chapel Allerton in marking the Tour’s upcoming arrival with art.

Ed Thorpe, support worker at Potternewton FLS, said: “Everyone’s really excited for the Tour de France coming, a lot of our customers live near here and most of them will come out to watch the riders go past.

“We thought we would like to do something to mark the Tour having noticed the yellow bicycles outside.”

People across Leeds are being encouraged to get in the spirit of the Yellow Jersey by sending us their colourful Tour de France pictures ahead of the big race. Email jonathan.brown@ypn.co.uk with your submissions.

 

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