Morley pupils cook up a yellow Tour de France bake off

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Around 40 Tour de France-loving youngsters at Bruntcliffe School, in Bruntcliffe Lane, Morley, have teamed up to create yellow cakes in a bid to embrace the cycling spirit of the iconic cycle race with a tasty twist.

The baking bonanza, which was judged to songs from its newly-formed Yellow Choir, has taken place as we encourage people across the region to embrace Le Tour’s July visit to Yorkshire by going yellow.

Through our multimedia #yellowyorkshire campaign we are asking readers to send in their yellow pictures and stories of everything from daffodil-filled gardens to fun fancy dress days and yellow fundraisers.

Heather Scott, headteacher at the school, said: “Yellow fever is ramping up in our school.

“It’s a way of engaging the interest of everyone to remember that this is a massive global event that’s happening in our city and our county - it really is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

“We want to give the whole world a really big yellow welcome.”

The winning entry by Year 7 Bruntcliffe duo Ellie Hardcastle and Lily Bennett featured a bicycle made from coloured icing, which had slices of pineapple for wheels.

Other creations which reached the Great Bruntcliffe Bake Off’s final round featured medals, iced route maps and jerseys.

Nicola Megson, managing editor of the YEP who helped judge the event, said: “The cycling spirit is hugely evident at Bruntcliffe, so we’re delighted to have them on board with Yellow Yorkshire.

“Whether you’re baking yellow cakes, hosting a colourful fundraiser or planting yellow bulbs, we want you to join us in giving Yorkshire a glorious glow ahead of Le Tour.”

Our campaign will culminate in a Yorkshire-wide Wear it Yellow Day, where we ask businesses, communities and schools to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by wearing yellow and donating £1 per person on July 3.

To pledge your support to Wear it Yellow Day email our Tour de France reporter Jonathan Brown on

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