Cyclists given Tour route chance

Bernard Hinault on Cragg Vale in Yorkshire.
Bernard Hinault on Cragg Vale in Yorkshire.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in a mass cycle ride along the route of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire.

The Tour de Yorkshire Ride will give cyclists the chance to ride the route just hours before the pros race.

The Tour de Yorkshire is a new international cycle race which will be held for the first time from 1-3 May and is expected to attract high profile cyclists and top international teams. It will travel through Market Weighton, Stamford Bridge, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Sancton, North Newbald and Foggathorpe during stage two of the event, on the Saturday.

Three distance options are available for the sportive, on 3 May, with riders able to choose from 50km, 100km or 140km routes.

Full story in next week’s (5 February) Pocklington Post.