Magnificent news for Bridlington as the Tour de Yorkshire comes to town
The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire have been announced.
Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and York, will all feature. The exact route will be announced in January 2015 once negotiations with the relevant Councils have been completed.
The event takes place between 1 and 3 May and precise route details will be revealed on 21 January.
The three-day cycle race was announced in September and will build on the success of the Tour de France.
The new event which is approved by governing body the UCI, will be run by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, which operates the Tour de France.
It is hoped the event, which will be broadcast on television, will attract some of the world’s leading cyclists.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “This is another huge milestone for Yorkshire as we position the county as the cycling heartland of Europe.
“This is the first ever Tour de Yorkshire, I am confident it will become a huge annual event and something that will raise Yorkshire’s profile year on year.”
Already the businesses in Bridlington are gearing up for the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire. They are anticipating another bumper Bank Holiday weekend. This will not only be with the lovely day trippers coming to see the beauty of Bridlington but also the avid Cycling enthusiasts.
Once of course the cyclists have seen the beauty of the area through the Tour de Yorkshire they will be back. Bridlington and the surrounding area have magnificent cycle routes already laid out with more to come.
So come to Bridlington. Enjoy the Tour de Yorkshire and have a Great Bridlington – Royal Bridlington weekend.