2015 brings the first annual event of Tour de Yorkshire, with Stage 2 featuring a route from Selby to York, on Saturday 2nd May.
Locations along the way include:
- North Newbald
- Cherry Burton
- Stamford Bridge
- Market Weighton
- Norton nr. Malton
As an official host city of the first Tour de Yorkshire, the Selby-York stage is being held on May 2nd.
In the men’s race, 160 cyclists from 20 international teams will start from Selby, racing through the stunning Yorkshire countryside and reaching the outskirts of York at approximately 2.30pm.
The racing in York will take place on a 20km circuit around the city centre and suburbs.
Some great suggestions from City of York council for viewing points in York itself include [Source: City of York]:
- Knavesmire Road (the finishing line)
- Layerthorpe Crossroads
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Before the Grand Départ had even finished people all across Yorkshire were asking when we can have more cycling. The Tour de Yorkshire will bring back many of the world’s top cycling teams and there will be an opportunity for ordinary people to ride the same roads on the same day in the sportive. And this is a free event to watch so there is an opportunity for everyone in the county to be part of Tour de Yorkshire in one way or another.”
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