Yellow bikes everywhere

We’ve installed yellow bikes with yellow boxes of yellow flowers all over Otley to welcome and celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart on 5th July. You’ll have seen the finished results so we thought you’d like to see some photos of us setting them up. On 25th May we put them on the roundabouts, before the Summer bedding was planted by the Parks Dept.

And the finished result:

And here’s the one outside HSBC being set up by Ian and Ernie, before Jacquie and Charlotte fixed on the flower basket.

Yellow bikes are beginning to appear in town

We’ve put a few of our Tour de France yellow bikes with flower baskets up in the town centre recently.  The latest one is outside the church, near Beks. (Thank you Beks for giving us lots of yellow paint for the bikes.)

The first one was in place outside the Methodist Church for the Yorkshire in Bloom judges to see when they came on 10th April.  It has now moved to the bike stand near the Conservative club.

We will be putting more in place very soon, see how many you can spot. 

Bloom team wins show bronze

Our pocket garden with a Tour de France theme has won a bronze at Harrogate Flower Show.

The one metre square garden display was based around a very small yellow bike carrying two planters of bright flowers, surrounded by bee-friendly plants.  It was designed by Katie Burnett of Courtyard Planters and planted by Katie and other members of Otley in Bloom.

Tour de France display

We’ve been busy sorting out some yellow bikes for Otley in Bloom’s Tour de France display.  Ian and Ernie have done a lot of work on cleaning and painting them, and last Sunday a few more Otley in Bloom members went to see what had been going on and to help with a bit of cleaning.  Many thanks to Beks (in Beks Arcade in Kirkgate) for donating the yellow paint.

There will be flowers involved too, of course.  More will be revealed nearer the date.