The wait is over for Bridlington residents following the confirmation of the route for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race in the town.
Race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation based in France, have announced that stage one, from Bridlington to Scarborough, will have a ceremonial start at 11.45am on South Marine Drive outside the Bridlington Spa.
Riders will have a 5km neutralised section where the route will go to South Cliff Road, Bridge Street and Queen Street, before moving on to the B1254 on Promenade.
The cyclists will continue on to Flamborough Road and take a right on to Sands Lane and North Marine Drive before joining Limekiln Lane. The race will take a right on to Sewerby Road and go up Main Street in Sewerby to be outside Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
This is where the official race start is to take place at noon. The cyclists will then ride up Church Lane and join Sheeprake Lane on the B1255 before turning right on to Flamborough Road and High Street in Buckton.
The riders will then be joining Main Street, Speeton Gate and following the B1229 joining the A165 as the cyclists head towards Hunmanby, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and finish on Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough at an estimated 4pm to 4.30pm depending on the rider’s speed.
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “The confirmation of the timings and precise routes in and out of the start and finish towns and cities will help fans, spectators and businesses who can now begin to plan their weekend, where to watch and how to get the best out of the event. This is going to be an extremely exciting three days for Yorkshire”.
The major international cycling race will be held on the 1-3 May with the routes for the three days taking the event through some of the county’s most spectacular scenery.
Key timings for stage one include Dalby Forest King of the Mountain climb at approximately 1.15pm, a sprint through Pickering at approximately 1.40pm, Rosedale Abbey King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.08pm, Grosmont King of the Mountain climb at approximately 2.52pm, the Whitby Sprint at around 3.09pm and the finish in Scarborough between 4pm and 4.30pm depending on the speed of the riders.
Details of the Tour de Yorkshire route and timings can be viewed at letouryorkshire.com/timings.