Leeds & West Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire start and finish times announced

Map of the Tour de Yorkshire Image copyright Tour de Yorkshire
Image caption Organisers hope the race will attract the world's leading road cyclists to Yorkshire

Start and finish times for the Tour de Yorkshire race in May have been announced by organisers.

Stage one from Bridlington to Scarborough will have a ceremonial start at 11:45 BST on South Marine Drive outside the Bridlington Spa.

The cyclists will ride 5km (3.1 miles) before the official race start at Sewerby at 12:00.

There will be over 500km (310 miles) of racing through Yorkshire between 1 and 3 May.

Stage one will finish between 16:00 and 16:30 on Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough.

Stage two will begin at 11:20 outside Selby Abbey and finish between 15:30 and 16:00 on Knavesmire Road in York.

The final stage will start at 12:15 outside Wakefield Cathedral and end between 16:30 and 17:00 at Roundhay Park in Leeds.

Gary Verity, chief executive of organisers Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "This is going to be an extremely exciting three days for Yorkshire.

"Fans, spectators and businesses can now begin to plan their weekend, where to watch and how to get the best out of the event."


Stage one, Friday 1 May

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Image caption Stage one will start on South Marine Drive in Bridlington

11:45 - Ceremonial start at South Marine Drive, Bridlington

12:00 - Official start at Sewerby

13:15 - Dalby Forest King of the Mountains climb

13:40 - Pickering sprint

14:08 - Rosedale Abbey King of the Mountains climb

14:52 - Grosmont King of the Mountains climb

15:09 - Whitby sprint

16:00 - Race finish on Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough

Stage two, Saturday 2 May

Image copyright Ian S
Image caption Stage two will start at Selby Abbey

11:20 - Ceremonial start outside Selby Abbey

11:45 - Official start outside Selby on the A163

12:30 - North Newbald King of the Mountains climb

13:23 - Wetwang sprint

13:29 - Fimber King of the Mountains climb

14:40 - York sprint, followed by two laps of the city

15:30 - Race finish at Knavesmire Road, York

Stage three, Sunday 3 May

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Image caption Stage three includes a climb past the Cow and Calf rock formation

12:15 - Ceremonial start outside Wakefield Cathedral

12:30 - Official start at Agbrigg Road on the A61

13:28 - Holmfirth King of the Mountains climb

13:51 - Scapegoat King of the Mountains climb

14:48 - Hebden Bridge King of the Mountains climb

15:11 - Goose Eye King of the Mountains climb

15:39 - Ilkley sprint

15:42 - Cow & Calf King of the Mountains climb

15:59 - Chevin King of the Mountains climb

16:12 - Arthington sprint

16:30 - Race finish at Roundhay Park in Leeds


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