And they're off

IN PICTURES: Bridlington turns out to cheer on the Tour de Yorkshire women riders

It was the first time that the women's race had visited Bridlington, and locals braved the unpredictable weather to cheer on the riders.

Photographer Paul Atkinson was taking photos of the spectators around the start line at Bridlington Spa. See a video of the start of the race here

Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington

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Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington
Paul Atkinson
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Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington

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Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington
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Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington

3. Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington
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Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington

4. Tour de Yorkshire 2019

Spectators at the start of the Women's Race in Bridlington
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