PERSHORE is preparing for pedal power as the Tour of Britain passes through the town later this year.

The event is returning to the county on September 10 for the first time since 2008.

And people in the town are getting ready for the event.

At a meeting of the town council they were told the town would be decorated with bunting, there will be bicycle themed entertainment put on by the district council and there will be a PA system.

Mayor of Pershore councillor Tony Rowley said: "We now have the route and it's been confirmed it's going to pass through Pershore. It's difficult to know how far to go with these things but the town has to make an effort.

"It's not every year we have the Tour of Britain here. We need to make the most of the occasion. We really want to dress up the town and have some activities to keep people occupied and interested as the race comes through."

Cllr Val Wood said she had been involved in organising celebrations for the day including decorating bikes in the gold colour scheme of the race.

Wychavon District Council are also seeking to get children involved in the excitement by inviting 13-year-olds and under to design the banners that will be unveiled when the tour passes through.

To download and print off a design template and to read the full competition details visit

Entries must be submitted by August 8 and only one entry per person will be accepted.

Post designs to Fern Canning, Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT or email