Harrogate councillor hopes budget-busting Bike Bash will aid Tour de Yorkshire bid

Harrogate Borough Council reportedly overspent by £50,000 on its inaugural Big Bike Bash in June, but Cllr Richard Cooper hopes it pays off in the long run

Harrogate Big Bike Bash (Photo: Twitter/@HarrogateHound)

A Harrogate councillor hopes the town's inaugural Big Bike Bash will boost its bid to host a stage at the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire, despite it costing £50,000 more than budgeted.

As part of the celebrations for the first anniversary of the Tour de France Grand Depart, Harrogate Borough Council reportedly overspent on its £85,000 budget to host the mass-participation event on the Stray in June.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1