Once in a lifetime experience in the Tour de Yorkshire race car

Jamie and Jasmine with County Councillor Carl Les during their Tour de Yorkshire
Jamie and Jasmine with County Councillor Carl Les during their Tour de Yorkshire

A youngster from Filey had a Tour de Yorkshire to remember when she was a special guest in the race car.

Jasmine-Katy Gordon, along with Jamie Lynas, had an adventure she would never forget while following the race from the start line in Beverley to the finish in Settle.

Jasmine is a member of the Young People’s Council (YPC) and was chosen to be part of the Tour de Yorkshire through her involvement with the group.

Jasmine joined the YPC because she wanted to be involved in making a difference to the support young people receive.

She said: “It was absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed it and we were able wave to all of the spectators from the car as we went on the route.”

The YPC is a group for North Yorkshire care-experienced young people. Being part of the group gives young people an opportunity to come together, share experiences and speak directly to those who plan the services about what developments and improvements need to be made.

Jamie was chosen to experience the Tour de Yorkshire because of his consistent willingness to work for the Flying High group and because he also enjoys cycling himself on a tandem with a sighted rider.

County Councillor Carl Les, leader of North Yorkshire County Council, said: “It is great that we could offer this once is a lifetime experience to these young people.

“They have helped North Yorkshire County Council within their community, so it was great that we could give a little something back to them. I am sure it was a great experience for them and one that they will never forget.”