Cockermouth Business News

Tour of Britain Advertising Opportunities

The Times & Star is planning its advertising coverage of the Tour of Britain and has an offer for local businesses who would like to promote their company and hopefully encourage visitors to spend with them on the day or in the future.  

They'll be running a full page in the paper on Friday 4 Sept and the ads will also go online, reaching an audience of more than 58,500 people. If you were able to offer a discount voucher, or a special offer for the future, we can promote this on the Chamber of Trade stalls on the day of the Tour too (Tues 8 Sept).

Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre

Cockermouth TIC

As visitors come to the town, a key location for information is the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in the town.  This is managed by the town council and a few members have expressed their thoughts and ideas on how things could be potentially improved.

If you have an idea, thoughts or comments that could help, please email Steve Bishop and we can pass onto Joe to add to the melting pot of the town council to review and consider.


Tour of Britain 2015 - Go Yellow and Blue


Go yellow and blue!

Please decorate your windows, shop fronts and everything you can to help make the town yellow and blue to promote the tour and showcase the town in the build up to and for the tour.  Some exciting things are being planned with family activities in the Kirkgate (see earlier post) and other exciting ideas that should help put Cockermouth on the map.  We need your help though so please support where you can.

Tour of Britain Information

Offers and promotions for the Tour of Britain ‘Taste Cumbria / Cockermouth’ mini market.

Do you have an offer or promotion that you want to shout about over the Tour of Britain day?  Our ‘mini market’ on the Main Street will include a double stand to promote the town and area/up coming events.  Part of that is the opportunity to add your leaflets / promotion to the table for potential customers to pick up.  

Boogie bike and bling your bike workshops help celebrate Tour of Britain stage start in Cockermouth

Between the 3rd – 5th September the Kirkgate Centre Cockermouth, along with local sound sculptor Ben Gates, are running fun family workshops to create rideable, playable and decorative bike sculptures to mark the Tour of Britain stage three starting in the town on September 8th.

Tour of Britain 2015 - Posters

Please find below the official Tour of Britain posters. They're big quality files so should reproduce well if you want to print them out and display in your windows.
There will be some hard copies available very soon and Suzanne will update when they're ready so you can pick them up but if you could use these in the interim.

A3 Poster click HERE

A4 Poster click HERE