The Tour de Yorkshire Low Down 2016

tour-de-yorkshire-cycling-bike-cycleSo the Tour de Yorkshire is set to happen from the 30th April to the 1st May.  There are three stages involved and there is a race solely for the women.  So, where are the start points and what are the routes?  Keep reading to find out all of the details right here – we don’t want you missing out.  Make sure you go and support your friends, family or favourite professional cyclists.

Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1

The 30th April sees the first day of the tour, starting in Beverley on the Friday.  This initial leg of the cycling journey is 186km in length and covers Market Weighton, Riccall, Wetherby, Ripley, Grassington, Cherry Burton, Bubwith, Tadcaster, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and ending finally in Settle.  From Beverley Minster to Brimham Rocks – this part of the course has everything.

Part 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Setting off in the home of World Cycling Champion, Lizzie Armistead, both men and women are set to face exactly the same challenge here in Otley.  They are then set to travel South, on roads they did not experience previously during the Tour de France or last Tour de Yorkshire.  This route is the shortest of the three, at just 136km, ceasing in Doncaster having had a scenic view of Conisbrough Castle on the way.

Sunday 1st May – Stage 3

This is set to be the longest day of the tour at just short of 200km.  Cyclists are cycling from Middlesbrough to Scarborough, starting in James Cook’s home town, heading in to the homeland of famous vet James Herriott from All Creatures Great and Small, with the bikers then heading up and over the North Yorkshire Moors to reach Scarborough.  This is where the Tour de Yorkshire comes to a close with the winner being decided in East Yorkshire.

Women’s Cycling Race

The womens race will happen on the Saturday (30th April) where the women will undertake the same course as the men, cycling from Otley to Doncaster which is 136km of physical challenge.

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