The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire is just around the corner and residents will have two opportunities to see some of the world’s top cyclists pass through the East Riding.
On Thursday, 2 May, stage one of the men’s race will start in Doncaster and cyclists, including the four-time Tour de France and double Olympic bronze medallist Chris Froome, will make their way through the East Riding to the finish line in Selby.
Local Cllr Denis Healy has voiced his concerns after it was revealed that the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will be in the East Riding, the same day of the local elections are being held.
Cllr Healy supports the race but fears that road closures and the influx of visitors could impact voters. He is also worried that the clash of dates could impact the turnout of people who may be put off visiting their polling station.
The manager of an East Yorkshire cycling team is embarking on a remarkable challenge to raise money for a Barton man whose treatment for a rare and aggressive cancer is not yet available in the UK.
On 13th August, Rich Baldwin, who manages the Wold Top Actif racing team, will embark on a challenge that will see him scale the equivalent of Mt. Everest in a cycling phenomenon known as ‘Everesting’.
The Business Day is delighted to announce the addition of Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire Sir Gary Verity and internationally renowned leadership guru René Carayol MBE as speakers at the event being held at Bridlington Spa on Friday 8 June.
Fresh from delivering the spectacle of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire to 2.6 million spectators and with images being beamed around the globe to 190 countries, Sir Gary will be the first speaker of the day for 670 delegates attending The Business Day and will share the stage with Yorkshire cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott OBE.
A fund-raising day held by Beverley Market traders raised more than £2,000 for the Daisy Appeal at Castle Hill Hospital.
Families took part in a children’s treasure hunt and there were great prizes on offer donated by businesses from Beverley and the surrounding area in a grand raffle and a tombola at the event in Saturday Market on Saturday 5 May.
Beverley will again be thrown into the global spotlight this week as the town host the start of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on 3 May.
Key figures from the world of cycling say they are looking forward to returning to Yorkshire for this year’s installment, adding the caliber of the course is big attraction to some of the top riders in the sport.
The East Riding will welcome some of the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic silver medallist and UCI Road World Championship winner Mark Cavendish, on Thursday, 3 May when Beverley hosts the start of both the men’s and women’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Thousands of spectators are expected to line the race route in the East Riding as the peloton races through the area, taking in a number of towns and villages including Tour de Yorkshire debutants Howden and Hornsea.