Yorkshire residents are being encouraged to be on the lookout for the Marie Curie Tour de France Mobiles as they hit the roads of Yorkshire, promoting the Marie Curie Grand Départy.
One of the two cars, which have been kindly donated to Marie Curie, will be travelling along the first two stages to many of the towns and cities along the route of the Grand Départ on Thursday and Friday this week. The team travelling in them will be spreading the word about Marie Curie and hand out banners and bunting ahead of the Grand Départ on the 5th and 6th of July.
Anyone who sees them is being encouraged to share pictures of the car on Twitter with the hashtag #GrandDeparty.
Once they have completed their tour of Yorkshire, the cars will be ready to travel ahead of the riders in the Tour de France publicity caravan in less than two weeks.
Marie Curie is the official charity partner of the Grand Départ, which begins in Leeds on Saturday 5th July.
Liz Howlett, Fundraising Manager for Marie Curie in Yorkshire, said:
“With the tour just around the corner, the Marie Curie Mobiles will be taking to the streets to generate support for Marie Curie. It’s such an honour for Marie Curie to be partnered with such an amazing event like Le Tour.
“We want as many people as possible who spot our special cars to share their photos with us. Come and say hello if you see us; and make sure you ask for a Marie Curie banner to display on the weekend of the Grand Depart”.