Yorkshire cycling website
9th December 2015
Welcome to Yorkshire today announced the route of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire. A previous announcement in October revealed the host towns, at the start and finish of the stages, without giving any more details.
Stage 1 begins in Beverley, and races towards Tadcaster and Knaresborough, past Brimham Rocks, and on to the finish in Settle. It will take in some of the 2014 Tour de France route. This is the stage 1 route map.
Stage 2 starts in Otley, and heads south to Conisbrough Castle, and the finish in Doncaster. The stage distance is 135km. There'll be a women's race in the morning, with the men setting off on the same route in the early afternoon. Here's the stage 2 route map.
There's to be an amateur sportive on the same day as stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire, Sunday 1st May 2016. It will start and finish in Scarborough, and take in part of the stage 3 route, as well as some alternative roads.
There are distances of 40km, 85km, and 115km. There'll be a 1km sea-front sprint finish, with the same finish line that the professionals will cross later in the day, which should mean big crowds and lots of encouragement for the amateur riders. You can register interest in the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 sportive; it is likely to sell out quickly when booking opens.
The towns hosting the start and finish of the three Tour de Yorkshire 2016 stages were announced in October.
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