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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Tour de Yorkshire organisers unveil key timings for cycling spectacle

Organisers have revealed the full race timings and ceremonial starts for the Tour de Yorkshire
 
Millions of spectators are expected to line the route of the three day men’s race and one day women’s race held from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May.

North Yorkshire is the scene for part of Stage One and Stage Three of the cycling spectacle. It gets under way at 11.50am in Beverley, East Yorkshire, on Friday 29 April before crossing into North Yorkshire with key points including Tadcaster at 1.50pm, Knaresborough at 2.22pm, Greenhow Hill at 3.02pm.  From there, riders will visit Grassington at 3.20pm and cross the finish line at Settle for the first time at 4.06pm, before completing a circuit through Giggleswick and the stage finale at Settle at 4.26pm.

Saturday’s Stage Two sees riders heading from Otley to Doncaster while, for Sunday's Stage Three, the action begins in and around Middlesbrough before racing to the finish line in Scarborough via Thirsk at 12.51pm, Sutton Bank at 1.06pm, Blakey Ridge at 1.54pm, Grosmont at 2.46pm, a sprint at Whitby at 3.06pm, Robin Hood’s Bay at 3.23pm, Harwood Dale at 3.44pm and Oliver’s Mount at 4.16pm. The riders will cross the line at 4.25pm.

A number of events and festivals are being held by communities across the county to celebrate the race including Stokesley, Monk Fryston and Hillam, near Selby, Sutton Bank and Danby.

A full schedule and race timings can be viewed online at letour.yorkshire.com/timings The three columns represent slow, medium and fast times.

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