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Tour de Yorkshire Coming to Coast

Tour de Yorkshire Coming to Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 11:09am 17th January 2020. (Updated at 1:43pm 17th January 2020)

It's been announced the Yorkshire Coast will feature in this year's Tour de Yorkshire.

Stage One of the race, on Thursday 30th April is called the 'Yorkshire Coast Stage'.

It runs from Beverley to Redcar.

The route is Beverley - Hornsea - Bridlington - Flamborough - Filey - Hackness - Cote de Hook -  Whitby Abbey - Cote de Lythe - Saltburn-by-the sea - Redcar.

The route misses Scarborough town and seafront for the first time.

It's the fourth time the race has visited Bridlington and the fifth time it's gone to Whitby.

Cllr Liz Colling, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Economy, Communities and Commercial said:

“It’s wonderful to see many parts of our beautiful borough being showcased once again in the Tour de Yorkshire.

We know we’ll be able to count on our local communities to pull out all the stops to welcome the race, its riders and all those that will visit our borough to watch the spectacular racing action."

The route takes in a lot of places in North Yorkshire.

The Leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Carl Les, has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Matthew Pells

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

“Today’s route announcement is fantastic news for the East Riding as the eyes of the cycling world will be on us as we host the start of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire.

Beverley is no stranger to hosting the start of the race and I am sure, once again, fans will come out in force not just for the start but along the route, to cheer the peloton on.

It’s also exciting to see the race going through villages who have never seen the Tour de Yorkshire before and I encourage all communities to get into the spirit of things and decorate their towns and villages in support of this event.

The race will showcase the East Riding to audiences both at home and abroad and put it on the map as a must-visit destination.”

He's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Matthew Pells:

James Mason, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

“It’s exciting for me to be involved with the Tour de Yorkshire for the very first time and this year’s routes look fantastic.”

He's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Matthew Pells:

Christian Prudhomme, ASO’s Tour de France director said:

“Once again, the team at Welcome to Yorkshire have done a tremendous job in designing such beautiful, challenging and varied routes and I am looking forward to seeing how both the races play out.

They are both harder than ever before, and when you factor in the millions of fans that will be lining the route, we know that the 2020 edition will be one to remember.”

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

 

Tour de Yorkshire 2020

The complete schedule for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire is:

Thursday 30 April – Stage One Men (176.5km): 

The Yorkshire Coast Stage – Beverley to Redcar

Friday 1 May – Stage Two Men, Stage One Women (both 124.5km): 

The Three Peaks Stage – Skipton to Leyburn

Saturday 2 May – Stage Three Men (134km), Stage Two Women (114.5km):

The Heritage Stage – Barnsley to Huddersfield

Sunday 3 May – Stage Four Men (177.5km):

The Yorkshire Classic – Halifax to Leeds

 

 

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