South Yorkshire: Royal Mail issues special Tour de France postmark

Guardian News
Guardian News

Royal Mail is gearing up for the Tour de France Grand Départ starting in Yorkshire this Saturday (July 5th) by issuing a special postmark.

On Saturday, postmen and women across the UK will deliver mail that will have the Tour De France postmark emblazoned across it.

The postmark will say ‘Yorkshire Grand Départ, Tour De France, 2014.’

Royal Mail’s postmarks are reserved for special occasions and are used to recognise significant events, historical anniversaries or support of charity.

Stephen Agar from Royal Mail said: “We’re delighted to be marking the Tour de France Grand Départ with one of our postmarks.”

“It’ll be a very special moment to see this iconic sporting event begin in the UK in Yorkshire and we’re pleased to mark the occasion in this unique way.”

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “This celebration of the Yorkshire‎ Grand Départ by Royal Mail is testament to the scale of this historic event coming to our county and indeed the country.”

“Excitement is reaching fever pitch for millions in Yorkshire and beyond - and we’re delighted the Tour’s arrival is being celebrated in this way.”