Published On: Wed, Apr 30th, 2014 on 1:39 pm

Get up close to the Tour de France trophy at the Halifax Central Library

Tour De France Trophy Halifax

(l-r) Consort Mohammad Naeem and Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ann Martin

Visitors to the Central Library in Halifax can get up close to the prestigious Tour de France Grand Depart trophy.

It arrived in Calderdale on Monday and will be on display until 3 May for the public to see up close, before it continues its journey around the region.

Created by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), it is inscribed with the cities and areas that have hosted the opening stage since 2013.

Yorkshire will be the second name on the trophy, commissioned last year for the centenary of the Tour de France event.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Neighbourhood’s Andrew Pitts, said: “It is fantastic to have the Grand Depart Trophy visiting Calderdale.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people in Calderdale to see this iconic trophy and perhaps have your photograph taken with this inspirational piece of artwork.”

In preparation of the upcoming event, the Halifax Visitor Centre – located inside the library – is selling merchandise and staff are also giving out information about the current Yorkshire Festival 2014.

The Halifax Central Library is closed on Wednesdays.

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