Police and Crime Commissioner thanks police and spectators for Tour de Yorkshire success (5 May 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the police and spectators for doing their bit to make the first ever Tour de Yorkshire a massive success.

Mark Burns-Williamson joined thousands of fans in the centre of Wakefield on Sunday to mark the start of the third and final stage of the race.

He said:
"This was another very successful event which showcased to the world everything that Yorkshire has to offer.

"The cycling was fantastic but it was the thousands of people who came out and watched or volunteered their time and cheered everyone on that made it that extra bit special.

"I would also particularly like to praise the police officers and PCSOs involved in the event who really entered into the spirit of the event. The motorcycle out-riders were 'high-fiving' spectators and the officers mingled in the crowds helping everyone to enjoy the event.

"Events like this can't and won't happen without everyone, including key partners across the region pulling together to do their bit and I would like to thank everyone who helped make the event possible. It is of course difficult to single individuals out when so many people played a part but I would like to particularly thank the police commander for the event - Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milson and Gary Verity - Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire for all that they did and continue to do so."

Mark With Mark Milsom And CX Gary Verity
ACC Mark Milsom, Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Gary Verity
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