Welcome to Yorkshire have 12 months to repay £500,000 rescue loan

The tourism agency were given the loan by the council to prevent their collapse

Stage three of the Your de Yorkshire 2017 (Tim De Waele/Getty)

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Welcome to Yorkshire have just 12 months to repay a £500,000 loan given to them by their council, which prevented the tourism agency's collapse in September.

The privately-run organisation, which has received millions in public funding, runs the Tour de Yorkshire alongside Tour de France organiser ASO.

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