This year’s Tour de Yorkshire will go through Bridlington and surrounding villages

This year’s Tour de Yorkshire will be making its way through Bridlington and surrounding villages in April.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 1:25 pm
The Tour de Yorkshire route through the Bridlington and district area.
The Tour de Yorkshire route through the Bridlington and district area.

The ever-growing cycle race will see the peloton visit Bridlington, Atwick, Skipsea, Beeford, Lissett, Sewerby, Flamborough and Bempton during stage one.

The Yorkshire Coast Stage, which starts at Beverley and ends in Redcar, takes place on Thursday, April 30.

Elite riders will be competing in the tough race over four days, ending in Leeds on Sunday, May 3.

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Today’s route announcement is fantastic news for the East Riding as the eyes of the cycling world will be on us as we host the start of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire.

“Beverley is no stranger to hosting the start of the race and I am sure, once again, fans will come out in force not just for the start but along the route, to cheer the peloton on.

“It’s also exciting to see the race going through villages who have never seen the Tour de Yorkshire before and I encourage all communities to get into the spirit of things and decorate their towns and villages in support of this event.

“The race will showcase the East Riding to audiences both at home and abroad and put it on the map as a must-visit destination.”

James Mason, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “It’s exciting for me to be involved with the Tour de Yorkshire for the very first time and this year’s routes look fantastic.”

Christian Prudhomme, ASO’s Tour de France director said: “Once again, the team at Welcome to Yorkshire have done a tremendous job in designing such beautiful, challenging and varied routes and I am looking forward to seeing how both the races play out.”