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.
It is expected thousands of spectators will line the route of the 178.5km stage, which will take in some villages and communities for the first time.
The peloton will go through:
Beverley (all riders will pass through North Bar)
Cote de Baggaby Hill (King of the Mountains stage)
Sutton upon Derwent.
The men’s race is due to reach Pollington at around 1.50pm, Howden at approximately 2.20pm, Beverley 3.40pm and Sutton upon Derwent around 4.45pm.
There will be rolling road closures along the route on Thursday, 2 May and they are expected to last no longer than around 40 minutes.
Roadside parking at key locations along the route will be suspended for the day for safety reasons and signs informing residents of this are already on display.
The market place in Pocklington will be the focus of a number of events to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire and so will be closed between 1pm and 6pm while St Helen’s Square in Barmby Moor will also be closed between 2pm until 10pm for their celebrations to take place.
On Saturday, 4 May the focus moves to Bridlington where both the men’s and women’s races will start outside Bridlington Spa.
The Asda women’s race is due to leave at 9.05am with stage three of the men’s race leaving at the later time of 2.45pm.
Both races will leave Bridlington and head straight into North Yorkshire and to the finish line in Scarborough.
South Marine Drive and part of Kingston Road will be closed to vehicles from 6pm on Friday, 3 May until 6pm on Saturday 4 May and on-street parking will also be suspended.
Langdale Wharf car park will also be closed but the Bridlington park and ride will be in operation.
For each race, there will be rolling road closures along High Street and on-street parking there will also be suspended.
Ian Burnett, head of asset strategy at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are looking forward to hosting some of the best cyclists in the world in this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, which will be exciting for the crowds.”
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