Sir Gary Verity and Richard Flint announce Tour De Yorkshire 2018 Tour Makers Partnership

CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, Richard Flint, joined Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, to announce the Yorkshire-based tech company’s sponsorship of the 2018 Tour De Yorkshire Tour Makers at their Wellington Place head office today.

A record number of Tour Makers are needed this year to provide a warm welcome to cycling fans along the route, which encompasses all four corners of the county. The majority of Tour Makers will perform a spectator engagement role, with others selected as team supervisors and flag and whistle marshals.

This will ensure the newly-expanded four-day race - which runs from 3-6 May, runs safely and smoothly. Sky Betting & Gaming employs around 1300 people in Yorkshire in its Leeds and Sheffield offices, many of whom will use their company volunteering hours to offer their support over the weekend of the Tour.

Richard Flint, said, “Being based in Yorkshire has allowed our business to grow to offer some amazing career opportunities for people across the region. This is an exciting opportunity to give something back through an event that showcases the very best Yorkshire has to offer.”

Sir Gary Verity added, “Our Tour Makers play an absolutely vital role in the Tour de Yorkshire and we’re hugely grateful for the tremendous work they do. We’re excited to be joining forces with Sky Betting & Gaming on this rewarding initiative and are looking forward to the biggest and best edition yet.”

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