Beverley on Tour de Yorkshire cycle route

Tour of Britain Cycling 2008 - Action from fifth stage of the race  which passed through Beverley Town Centre.

Tour of Britain Cycling 2008 - Action from fifth stage of the race which passed through Beverley Town Centre.

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Beverley has been confirmed as being on the route of the new Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.

Bridlington was established last month as one of the places to host a prestigious start or finish to the event along with Scarborough, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Now the East Riding of Yorkshire tourism portfolio holder, councillor Jane Evison, has spoke of Beverley’s involvement in the event ahead of the official route confirmation to be on January 21, 100 days before the start of the race.

Councillor Evison said: “Beverley was always on the agenda for the Tour de Yorkshire.

“Bridlington was obviously the main focus in East Yorkshire but Beverley is going to play a big part in this fantastic new event when the cyclists come through Beverley on May 1.

The race will be held across the weekend between May 1 and May 3 and is expected to become a flagship cycling event in the UK, attracting top international teams and cycling stars.

More than 3 million people turned out to see the Tour de France in Yorkshire and the economic impact has been put at more than £100million.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is another huge milestone for Yorkshire as we position the county as the cycling heartland of Europe.

“This is the first ever Tour de Yorkshire and I am confident it will become a huge annual event and something that will raise Yorkshire’s profile year on year.”