Clifford's Tower lit up yellow for the Tour de France

Clifford's Tower lit up yellow for the Tour de France

Clifford’s Tower will be lit up in yellow as part of of the 100-day Cultural Festival leading up to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France which begins in Yorkshire this year. Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

LEADING COLOUR: Clifford’s Tower will be lit up in yellow as part of of the 100-day Cultural Festival leading up to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France which begins in Yorkshire this year. Photo: Kippa Matthews.

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THE future's bright for one of York's oldest and most historic sights. So bright, in fact, that it's turned yellow.

The 13th century tower is tinging its walls bright yellow in honour of the biggest event to hit York this year.

As the Tour de France's peloton wheels into town, the tower's will be illuminated yellow in honour of the iconic "maillot jaune", or yellow jersey, worn by the leading rider each day of the Tour.

The riders pass Clifford's Tower on the second day of the Tour's journey through Yorkshire, with the winner of the previous day's sprint finish on Harrogate's Stray sporting the yellow jersey.

English Heritage's Julie Spowart, said: "We are so pleased to be showing our support and celebration of Yorkshire's Grand Depart by literally turning Clifford's Tower yellow at night as part of the 100 day Cultural Festival in Yorkshire. As an iconic landmark in the city, it's great to see this beacon of yellow shining on the route that the cyclists will follow on their route."

It will be illuminated yellow every day of the 100 Day Cultural Festival, in the run up to the Grand Depart 2014, and will glow yellow from 6pm-12am daily.

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7:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

RingoStarr says...

Hang on, wasn't April Fool's day on Monday?
Hang on, wasn't April Fool's day on Monday? RingoStarr
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2:24am Fri 4 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

Not sure about this being in the new column... the simple underlying fact is that several 150w-250w floodlights have been replaced by LED floodlights that use half the energy, and a side effect of the LED lights is they can be programmed to change colour. At the moment the colour chosen is yellow.
Not sure about this being in the new column... the simple underlying fact is that several 150w-250w floodlights have been replaced by LED floodlights that use half the energy, and a side effect of the LED lights is they can be programmed to change colour. At the moment the colour chosen is yellow. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Nice to see Kippa Matthews' work in the Press again...
Nice to see Kippa Matthews' work in the Press again... Ignatius Lumpopo
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