VIDEO: Councillor expects income of £30-40 million

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An East Riding of Yorkshire councillor has spoken of the economic benefits the Tour de Yorkshire will bring to Yorkshire and in particularly, Bridlington.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, was in attendance at the Bridlington Spa for the official announcement that the Tour de Yorkshire is to set off from Bridlington on 1 May.

Tour de Yorkshire 2015 - Launch event at The Spa Bridlington.

Tour de Yorkshire 2015 - Launch event at The Spa Bridlington.

He believes the revenue from the event could bring in around “£30-40 million” to the area through a number of sources.

Following the route announcement, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council will now work with Welcome to Yorkshire to see how the area can make the most of the event with visitors expected to flood Bridlington for the start of the prestigious cycling event.