Beverley hosting start of Tour is ‘great news’ for town

The Tour de Yorkshire peloton passing through Beverley this year.

The Tour de Yorkshire peloton passing through Beverley this year.

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The leader of East Riding Council has welcomed the announcement that Beverley will host the start of next year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE said: “It is great news for the town and the wider East Riding.

“The 2015 race proved to be extremely successful and saw some of the cycling world’s top names competing in the inaugural event, as they raced across the county in front of thousands of spectators.

“The council is pleased to again be supporting the race and hopes that residents and visitors to the East Riding will enjoy this sporting spectacle, which puts the East Riding on the national and international stage.

“The council feels that the investment made by the authority, circa £100,000, to bring part of the race here is money well spent and will provide opportunities for local traders to capitalise on increased spending and help boost the East Riding economy.”