Tour exhibition given cash boost

Coun Bob Johnson Cabinet Member for Tourism
Coun Bob Johnson Cabinet Member for Tourism

Council museum bosses have been awarded a £8,500 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exhibition and events focusing on cycling to coincide with the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

The exhibition will celebrate the role of cycling in Doncaster, with historic artefacts drawn from the collection of Doncaster Museum Service.

They will be shown alongside loans from members of the local public, while a number of events will take place over the summer in the parkland surrounding Cusworth Hall.

Coun Bob Johnson, cabinet member for tourism, said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been awarded this grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as it will allow us to explore the variety of ways that cycling has played, and continues to play, in the life of the people of Doncaster.

“The mixture of museum collections and a range of events in the parkland at Cusworth Hall means that there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

The grant was allocated through their Sharing Heritage programme, which is a new funding programme aimed at helping people across the UK explore, conserve and share all aspects of the history of their local area.

Fiona Spiers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, Yorkshire and the Humber said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that people in Doncaster can embark on a real journey of discovery.