World's biggest ice cream van heading for Otley

(7108852)

Skoda's monster truck style ice cream van will be an unmissable feature of this year's DM Keith Skoda sponsored Otley Cycle Races.

First published in News

What is believed to be the world's biggest ice cream van will be rumbling into Otley for next month's Cycle Races.

The brightly coloured monster-truck style vehicle, specially constructed and unveiled by Skoda last year, is set to be an unmissable feature of the event on Wednesday, July 2.

The outlandish van has been fitted with 5ft high truck wheels and four huge speakers and weighs 5.5 tonnes.

This year's Otley Cycle Races, which precede the opening of the Tour de France by three days, will once again see large crowds and TV cameras descending on the town to watch some of the country's top riders compete.

Organiser Giles Pidcock said: "This is a big year for us.

"Not only will it be the 29th year we’ve run these races but this time the Tour de France will roll through Otley just a couple of days afterwards.

"We are again hosting the opening round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, and the Pinsent Masons Women’s race will be part of the British Cycling Women’s Road Series."

Roads in the town centre will close at 5.15pm on the day with the racing beginning at 6.10pm and the event concluding with a prize presentation at 9.40pm.

Visit otleycycleraces.co.uk for more details.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree