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BREAKING NEWS: Scarborough's Role in Inaugural Tour de Yorkshire Revealed.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1 Route

After being confirmed as stage hosts in December, Scarborough's role in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire has finally been revealed.

The three-day race will take place from 1-3 May, starting in Bridlington and finishing in Leeds.

Scarborough has been named as the official finish of stage one on Friday 1 May. Competitors will will cycle a 174 kilometers route starting in Bridlington and finishing on Scarborough's Royal Albert Drive.

The winding route will see riders experiencing both coast and country, including the steep 1.5 kilometre climb out of Robin Hood’s Bay, and will take in the following towns & villages:

  • Bridlington
  • Hunmanby
  • Dalby Forest
  • Pickering
  • Danby
  • Grosmont
  • Robin Hood's Bay
  • Flamborough
  • East Ayton
  • Thornton le Dale
  • Rosedale Abbey
  • Glaisdale
  • Whitby
  • Scarborough

Stage two will begin in Selby and end in York and the final stage will begin in Wakefield  and end in Leeds. A women’s circuit event will also take place on day two in York.

A sportive, The Tour de Yorkshire Ride, has also been confirmed and will take place on the morning of the final stage.

Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France at ASO, said:

"After the grandest of Grand Departs of the Tour de France, we were keen to return to Yorkshire."

"With its stunning landscapes, iconic cities and tough climbs, Yorkshire offers all the ingredients needed for a great cycling race. The welcome we received in Yorkshire in July 2014 was simply spectacular and I am very much looking forward to returning there in May for the Tour de Yorkshire."

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

"Before the Grand Depart had even finished people all across Yorkshire were asking when we can have more cycling!"

"The Tour de Yorkshire will bring back many of the world’s top cycling teams and there will be an opportunity for ordinary people to ride the same roads on the same day in the sportive."

"This is a free event to watch so there is an opportunity for everyone in the county to be part of Tour de Yorkshire in one way or another."

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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely delighted! Look forward to seeing all the cyclists speeding past!

    Great opportunity for the town, especially having lost out on being part of Tour De France.


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