Langsett pub the Waggon and Horses is to be rebranded as cycling hub, “The Pedalers Inn”, during the month prior to the Départ passing its front door.
In tribute to the race coming to Yorkshire, Polaris joined forces with publicans Vanda and Tim to transform the pub with a vintage Tour de France theme.
Launching on Saturday June 7th, the transformation is being put together with help from Leeds Met University Design Students, who are already working with Polaris on a Grand Départ Jersey project.
“With The Grand Départ coming so close to our base we couldn’t let the event pass without celebrating," said Polaris founder and director Roger Dillon. "Myself and my staff are passionate about all forms of cycling and look forward to meeting new friends of Polaris who share our passion.”
Polaris Bikewear is also working with the local community to hold a series of free events: Polaris teamed up with the organisers of Langsett’s own Cycle Festival to hold a free Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for all children taking part. For keen cyclists, Polaris will be holding a free MTB and Road Ride. The build up to the Grand Depart will also see the restoration of the famous Polaris Challenge, taking place over one day on Sunday June 29th.