We’ve got the first Tour covered

The aerial view of Market Weighton, where the Tour de Yorkshire will pass through on 2 May.
The aerial view of Market Weighton, where the Tour de Yorkshire will pass through on 2 May.

To celebrate the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, the Pocklington Post will be producing a special eight-page supplement, which will be part of next week’s edition.

The Tour, which is run between the dates of 1-3 May, will be winding its way through Market Weighton, Stamford Bridge, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Sancton, North Newbald and Foggathorpe on 2 May.

As the race approaches, the Post has also placed the full route, using an aerial perspective, on its website.

This can be seen at www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk

The Post is also asking readers to send in their comments to us by email, facebook and Twitter, using the #tourdeyorkshire hashtag.

The second stage (Selby to York) will see the top riders come through Bubwith at around 11.55am, Foggathorpe at around 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 2.19pm.

The times may vary depending on how fast the riders are going. If the riders drop below the expected speed the timings will be slightly later.

The complete Tour course will cover three stages – one stage each day:

STAGE 1 - Starts at Bridlington and ends at Scarborough, 108 miles

STAGE 2 - Starts at Selby and ends in York, 108 miles -

STAGE 3 - Starts at Wakefield and finishes in Leeds, 104 miles

The organisers of the race, by Amaury Sport Organisation and Welcome to Yorkshire, are expecting close to one million people to turn out to watch the race.

Many more will watch the race on television as it will be broadcast in the UK and throughout Europe.