On Wednesday famous cyclists from past and present celebrated the launch of the Tour de Yorkshire route in Bridlington, the very place that the route will start from in May.
Team Sky pro rider Ben Swift, the first British man to win a stage of the Tour de France arrived in Bridlington to celebrate the international cycle race, which is due to take place from the 1st-3rd May 2015.
This news will no doubt be of particular interest to hoteliers and businesses alike who are likely to see an influx in trade over the 3 day period. Last year's Tour de France saw spectacular crowds, with 3.3 million visiting Yorkshire alone!
The stages of the Tour de Yorkshire 2015: Stage one: Friday 1st May 2015
- Stage 1: Friday 1st May - Bridlington to Scarborough (174 km)
- Stage 2: Saturday 2nd May - Selby to York (174 km)
- Stage 3: Sunday 3rd May - Wakefield to Leeds (167 km)
The first stage will begin in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough, totaling 174km. The route will pass through Bridlington, flamborough, Hunmanby, East Ayton, Dalby Forest, Thornton Le Dale, Pickering, Rosedale Abbey, Danby, Glaisdale, Grosmont, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough. Stage two: Saturday 2nd May 2015
Stage two will begin in Selby and finish in York, totaling 174km. The route will pass through Selby, Market Weighton, North Newbald, Beverley, Cherry Burton, Wetwang, Stamford Bridge, Norton nr. Malton and York.
Stage three: Sunday 3rd May 2015
This third and final stage will begin in Wakefield and finish in Leeds, totaling 167km. The route will pass through Wakefield, Barnsley, Holmfirth, Marsden, Ripponden, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Addingham, Ilkley and Leeds.
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said; “Before the Grand Départ 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. And 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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