The first carnival of the year approaches. This one is the “Enjoy the Ride Parade” which will launch the 3rd stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire – or The Tour de Yorkshire. It sets off from Middlesbrough Town Centre on the 1st of May with a parade of costumes and performers based around the voyages of Captain Cook. It promises to be a very colourful spectacle! I’m designing and making some of the costumes with primary school groups. Here are a few sketches.