Kimberley Walsh and Alistair Griffin record anthem for Tour de France Grand Depart

York Press: Songwriter Alistair Griffin and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh record the video for the official Tour de France Grand Depart song, which is titled The Road Songwriter Alistair Griffin and Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh record the video for the official Tour de France Grand Depart song, which is titled The Road

GIRLS Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, Fame Academy contestant Alistair Griffin and a brass band immortalised by a movie have joined forces to record an anthem for Yorkshire’s Tour de France Grand Départ.

Welcome to Yorkshire, which led the winning bid to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire, commissioned the singer-songwriter, from Castleton on the North York Moors, to write and perform the official song, which he has recorded with Grimethorpe Colliery Band, which featured in the film Brassed Off, and the Strictly Come Dancing star.

Ms Walsh said the song, titled The Road, was emotional and that people would be able to sing along to it.

She added: “The Grand Départ coming to Yorkshire for the first time ever is an historic moment and whether you love cycling or not, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“Being a Yorkshire girl myself means the event has a special resonance with me because it’s my home county and the race will go through my home city of Bradford.”

Mr Griffin said the video accompanying the song would have “a Wuthering Heights feel to it”, showcasing the dramatic countryside.

He said: “When Welcome to Yorkshire first asked me, no was never an option, I was delighted to be asked.”

The Road will be released on June 30 with pre-orders available now at www.letouryorkshire.com/theroad

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11:26am Fri 18 Apr 14

matroom says...

Kimberly walsh is from lancashire, is someone taking the "P" ???
Kimberly walsh is from lancashire, is someone taking the "P" ??? matroom
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6:42am Sat 19 Apr 14

Osbaldwick Lad says...

Yes, she was born in that well known Lancashire city called Bradford.
Yes, she was born in that well known Lancashire city called Bradford. Osbaldwick Lad
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9:19pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Mullarkian says...

Why?
All this fuss about a load of drug peddlers!
Why? All this fuss about a load of drug peddlers! Mullarkian
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