The world’s top cyclists are gearing up for the this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, which rolls into action this week.
The 2016 Tour runs between tomorrow (29 April) and Sunday (1 May) and will be the second annual event with 18 teams of eight riders taking in much of the county.
Riders for the men’s race will travel through the region tomorrow during stage one of the three-day Tour.
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.