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Cycle Race in Beverley

Tour de Yorkshire - 29, 30 April & 1 May 2016

The first stage will set off from Saturday Market in Beverley. The riders will parade around the town – which also played host to the race in 2015, then through North Bar before heading north west to the Official Start at Beverley Racecourse; Holme-on-the-Wolds, Market Weighton (which also saw the race pass through in May 2015), and on westwards to a sprint point at Bubwith. From there, the peloton will race through North Duffield and west to Cawood - scene of Dick Turpin’s famous escape from York – and on to Tadcaster, famous for its breweries. After that, riders will visit Boston Spa, Wetherby, North Deighton and Knaresborough, home of the famous ‘spotty house’ from the Tour de France, decorated with the red spots of the King of the Mountains’ jersey. From there riders will travel to Ripley, home of the UK’s only Hotel de Ville rather than Town Hall, and on to Pateley Bridge where the first King of the Mountain will be won at Greenhow Hill. After that, it’s on to Grassington, then Threshfield and a return to some of the Tour de France roads, through Cracoe then Gargrave, the riders will then cross the finish line in Settle for the first time before a sprint at Giggleswick. They will complete a 12km loop back to the A65 and round to Settle town centre for an expected bunch finish in the town.

Tour de Yorkshire route 2016

With less than one month to go until the start of the race, an exciting programme of sport, art and cultural events has been announced for the race’s host towns.

On Friday, April 29, former Olympic track cyclist Rebecca Romero will join the crowds at the start of Stage One in Beverley, where thousands of schoolchildren will be gathered to watch stunt riders show off their skills

The streets will be adorned with entertainment from stunt riders showing off their skills, to live music, sporting mascots and a big screen to watch live footage of the race.

Stilt walkers, unicyclists and stunt riders are just some of the entertainers helping communities across the county celebrate the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire.There will also be fitness events, mascots and a big screen to watch the action unfold.choolchildren will be gathered to watch stunt riders show off their skills.

For the stage finale in Settle, spectators will be treated to circus entertainment, magic shows, and a special Kamishibai performance – a form of traditional storytelling originating in Japan - featuring local tales from the WR Mitchell archive.

Tour de Yorkshire Spectator Guide available now

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Thu 8 - Fri 9 Dec 2016

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Mon 14 Nov - Fri 23 Dec 2016

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Sat 3 - Sat 31 Dec 2016

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