The Tour de ITV comes to Harden Primary School
Le Grand Depart Yorkshire
The Bingley Hub had the opportunity to visit Harden Primary School yesterday to cover the story of the charity cycle ride that the stars of Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Holly Oaks and 911 took part in; 60 miles across the pennines. The ride was in support of two charities; Join In, an Olympic and Paralympic legacy charity which puts more volunteers into sport, and Marie Curie Cancer Care, as part of the Tour de France, Le Grande Depart Yorkshire …
The celebs cycled a whopping 60 miles across the Pennines from the Rovers Return, Manchester to the Woolpack, Otley. They arrived at Harden Primary just after 3.10pm; the anticipation was too much to bear. The kids were all excited and cheered with their parents, grandparents and carers, from the controlled viewing area. The atmosphere was eclectic! And very hot …. When the stars arrived, there was an almighty cheer, which had been practiced before they arrived. The stars managed to have their drink and stretch their legs, whilst talking amongst each other and Harden Primary teachers, then went on to sign autographs for the children.
A Harden Primary school child, Oscar Ward, age 9 also wrote a “rap” for the stars, which was received by the crowd with a loud applause and lots of cheers.
A truly unforgettable day for Harden Primary School. Head Teacher Mr John Davie comments “It was fantastic to be asked to host one of the stops on the Tour de ITV. The staff, parents and children did a fantastic job of welcoming the riders, and were rewarded with a close-up view of some of their favourite TV stars.”