VIDEO: Tour de Yorkshire begins in Beverley

The second Tour de Yorkshire got underway earlier today, with Beverley given the honour of hosting the start.

Crowds of people gathered to see the spectacle and gloomy skies gave way to sunshine as the cyclists departed the town centre and headed towards Beverley Racecourse.

Tour de Yorkshire cyclists pass Beverley Minster.

Tour de Yorkshire cyclists pass Beverley Minster.