Wybone Commemorates Tour De FranceJune 20, 2014
Wybone have donated a yellow commemorative bin to Sheffield City Council to mark the Tour de France, Yorkshire Grand Depart.
Stage 2 of the Yorkshire leg will finish in Sheffield on Sunday 6th July and this special bin has been donated to mark the occasion. The days racing will finish on Sheffield Road, near Attercliffe, having looped 200km all the way from York.
Wybone Ltd, who have given the yellow Tour de France branded litter bin, wanted to mark the finish point of the race to celebrate the Tour coming through Yorkshire.
Managing Director Richard Cooper commented “We are a Barnsley based company, so the Tour de France coming so close to us is an occasion to be celebrated. We wanted to create something that is instantly recognisable for years to come, so people will remember when the race came here. The litter bin is powder coated in bright yellow, the colour of the Tour de France, Yorkshire Grand Depart and we’ve laser cut the logos into all sides of the bin for maximum effect.”
“As a manufacturer we are very flexible because everything is made on site in our state-of-the-art factory in Barnsley. All our galvanised steel products come with our ten year anti-perforation warranty, so this Tour de France bin will be around to commemorate this occasion for years to come!”
Wybone have also made yellow ‘bike pod’ cycling racks for The Light, Leeds, who are offering free bike parking for The Tour. On Friday July 4, 120 bike pods will be installed in St Ann’s Gardens at The Light, offering free bike parking for cyclists peddling into Leeds city centre for the big race. The pods will then become a permanent fixture at the centre.
Wybone company director, Richard Cooper said: “As a manufacturer, the business is always looking for new and inventive methods to reduce its impact on the environment, and designing these bike pods for The Light has been a great honour to help support the legacy of cycling in Yorkshire.”
Brian Oakley, centre manager at The Light/La Lumière said: “There’s no doubt that everyone in Leeds is getting very excited for Saturday July 5, and with many roads closing, we are thrilled to be offering free parking for all those who are planning to cycle in to watch the big event.”