The world’s top cyclists are gearing up for the first ever Tour de Yorkshire, which rolls into action this week.
The new international race will be held for the first time from Friday (1 May) to Sunday (3 May) with the routes for the three days taking the event through some of the county’s most spectacular scenery.
It will travel through Market Weighton, Stamford Bridge, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Sancton, North Newbald and Foggathorpe during stage two of the event, on Saturday.
Stage two, from Selby to York, will have a ceremonial start at 11.20am outside Selby Abbey. Riders will have an 8km neutralised section before the official race start just outside Selby on the A163 at 11.45am. Depending on riders’ speed, the race will finish between 3.30pm and 4pm on Knavesmire Road in York.
The approximate timings for the race passing through our region are as follows: Bubwith at 11.55am, Foggathorpe at 12.01pm, Holme-on-Spalding Moor at 12.07pm, Market Weighton at 12.18pm, Sancton at 12.24pm, North Newbald at 12.28pm. A key point in stage two is the race reaching North Newbald King of the Mountain climb at approximately 12.30pm.
Stage two will also see cyclists travel through Stamford Bridge at about 2.15pm and Gate Helmsley at about 2.19pm.
Details of the Tour de Yorkshire route and timings can be viewed at letouryorkshire.com/timings.