Gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire

The route of the Tour through our area.
The route of the Tour through our area.

The 2016 Tour de Yorkshire is ready to roll into action next week.

Riders for the men’s race will travel through the region during stage one, on the Friday, of the three-day Tour, which will be held from 29 April to 1 May.

Stage one begins in Beverley before the peloton races to Holme on the Wolds and then Market Weighton along Londesborough Road, Market Place and Holme Road, and then on westwards through Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Foggathorpe and Bubwith. From there, the peloton will race to Tadcaster and on to Knaresborough. Taking in some of the Grand Depart 2014 route, a series of climbs takes the riders past Brimham Rocks before a finish in Settle.

Stage one will begin at 11.50am in the Saturday Market square in Beverley on 29 April.

Approximate timings for the race passing through our area are: Market Weighton at 12.40pm, Holme-on-Spalding Moor at 12.51pm and Foggathorpe at 1pm. Key points along the route include the first sprint point at Bubwith at 1.06pm.