Video: Alistair Griffin performs official Grand Depart song with Tour Makers in Leeds shop

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The official Grand Depart theme song has been performed with help from a small army of Tour Maker volunteers in Leeds.

Visitors to the Welcome to Yorkshire Tour de France Grand Depart pop-up shop on the groundfloor of the Trinity Leeds shopping centre were treated to a rendition of ‘The Road’ by the group and York singer Alistair Griffin today.

Alistair Griffin

Alistair Griffin

Griffin will duet with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh for a special performance of the song during the Team Presentation in a lineup that boasts the likes of Embrace at Leeds First Direct Arena on Thursday.

The single will be released on Monday, with the Tour less than a week away from rolling into action from Leeds’ Headrow on Saturday July 5.

A Tour Maker version of the track has also been recorded by York-based Griffin, which will be released on July 7. Visit:

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