Council keen for Tour to return

The Tour de Yorkshire peloton passing through Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Picture courtesy of Brian Cantrell.
The Tour de Yorkshire peloton passing through Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Picture courtesy of Brian Cantrell.

East Riding Council wants the Tour de Yorkshire to return to the county again next year, after the success of this year’s race.

Despite the poor weather last Friday, thousands of people lined streets of East Yorkshire to watch the event. Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said: “This year’s Tour de Yorkshire has been a great success and it is fantastic to see that the East Riding has again risen to the occasion, with thousands of spectators lining the route to cheer on some of the cycling world’s biggest names, in spite of the inclement weather.

“The council has been a proud sponsor of the Tour de Yorkshire in both 2015 and 2016 and will certainly want to be supporting the race again in 2017.”