A day of festivities, including a spectacular bicycle ballet, an animatronic dinosaur and an international class racing powerboat, will mark the ending of Stage 1 of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough on Friday May 1.
Celebrations in the town will kick off on the Friday morning, with a fairground organ playing at the finish line on the Royal Albert Drive from 9.30am.
Bicycle Ballet’s strolling/cycling promenade-style Strictly Cycling, an exciting ‘cycle-about’ show performed by professional dancers, combines improvisation, choreography and visual performance to play with the everyday experience of riding a bike, adding a hint of the surreal and comical.
It can be seen outside the Rotunda at 11am, and on the North Bay at 12.30pm and 2pm.
And T-Rex, a terrifying animatronic dinosaur, will be scaring the crowds outside the Rotunda Museum in the afternoon (2.45pm and 3.45pm).
All-day events include a fan park at the Open Air Theatre, with a big screen showing cycling films, and the race live from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, and craft and food stalls. And powerboat racing fans will be able to grab a preview of the Dale Power Solutions P1 Powerboat Grand Prix of the Sea, which takes place in Scarborough on May 30 and 31, with a power-boat cruising the town’s bay all day.
Other events include:
11am-noon: Friarage School Choir welcoming visitors off the trains at Scarborough Railway Station.
11am-3pm: Music in the town centre (end of Aberdeen Walk), including the Ramshackle Shantymen, Sax on the Beach and the Skyliner Swing Band.
11am-4pm: ‘Pit stop’ book sale at Scarborough Library.
11am-4pm: music from Yorkshire Coast College on the seafront.
11am to late afternoon: live music on an open-topped bus travelling from the South to the North Bay, then parked outside Blue Crush in the afternoon, including Scarborough College Choir and Sax on the Beach.
Noon-4.30pm: various activities at the Rotunda Museum
1-2pm: inclusive cycling – a procession of adapted bikes on Marine Drive.
Evening: Pop-up cinema party at Scarborough Castle: The Hunger Games (12A), doors open 7pm, entertainment from 7.30pm, film starts at dusk (approx 9pm).