Chesterfield Borough Council and Chesterfield School Sport Partnership invited schools to decorate a bike and have it displayed in Chesterfield town centre in the run up to the tour.
Bikes were sprayed by Derbyshire County Council and were delivered by Chesterfield Borough Council to schools that requested them.
Find out where they were displayed here.
Led Rides on June 10th
Wheely Fun Wheels led rides into the town centre. The rides left from their starting points at around 8.35am to be in town in good time for the start at 10.30am from outside the town hall.
Rides left from the following points;
Somersall Park Playground schools & groups that took part - Old Hall Junior & Brampton Bicycle Club. The ride cycled alongside Walton Dam, past Morrisons, through the old Walton Works site and along Goyt Side/Dock Walk to the Queen's Park.
Loundsley Green where the Holmebrook Valley Trail crosses Pennine Way schools that took part - Brockwell Junior, St Mary's Primary & Cutthorpe Primary with additional riders from Brampton Bicycle Club & Bolsover & District Cycle Club. The ride followed the Holmebrook Valley Trail to the Queen's Park. Brampton school joined the ride on Chester Street.
Station Road Brimington Brimington Junior left from the canal path under Station Road next to the Mill pub in Brimington. Cycled along the Trans Pennine Trail, Stonegravels Way and station link to the Queen's Park
All the rides used mainly traffic free paths that are part of the growing Chesterfield Cycle Network. Rides met in Queen's Park and then moved to the spectating areas outside the town hall.
Queen's Park `Events
After the departure of the race at 10.30am the accredited groups rode en mass from the town hall, Rose Hill, Clarence Road and West Bars to access the Queen's Park over the bridge.
In the Queen's Park the following events took place;
On the old cycle race track around the cricket pitch;
2nd Brampton Scouts completed 75 laps to celebrate their 75th anniversary.
Accredited school groups introduced and completed laps of the track.
Ashgate Croft School cycling on adapted bikes completed a lap.
Brampton Bicycle Club completed a lap.
Arrival of British Cycling women's 'Breeze' ride and completed a lap.
Members of Chesterfield Cycle Campaign completed a lap.
Arrival of a group from Eroica Britannia.
Recreation of 'classic' cycle race photo from Queen's Park using schools and other groups as the crowd and Eroica with their bikes.
There was a slow bicycle race with a prize for the slowest child (won by Joe Chapman) and adult (won by Steve Lawrence) plus Dr Bike workshop.
After the photo accredited groups lined up on the track and then moved over the bridge back into town and rode along the finsh straight to much public applause!
Bringing up the rear on the finish straight was an invited infant group using our 'racing' balance bikes!
The groups were given a reserved spectator area near the finish.